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Books a Sail and San Juan Escape

Books a Sail and San Juan Escape

As the season finally begins to comes to an end I am burnt out. I can image that when you don’t live and work in the same location going home is relaxing, you get away from the stresses of your job and are able to 

Desolation Sound Part 2

Desolation Sound Part 2

Day 6 Breakfast: Blini with sour cream and jam, breakfast sausage, yoghurt, granola and juice Lunch: Squid stuffed with spinach in a white wine sauce, green beans almondine and leftover mac and cheese Snack: Lamb cigars with yoghurt tahini sauce Dinner: Cachapas with pulled pork, 

Desolation Sound Part 1

Desolation Sound Part 1

This is the big trip of the year that everyone has been waiting for, 10 days in Desolation Sound Canada. It’s a beautiful place and well worth the effort it takes to organize everything to get there, but it is a bit of an organizational 

Four Sheets to the Wind

Four Sheets to the Wind

This trip is named four sheets to the wind from an old nautical saying, usually in reference to less sheets, but if someone is three sheets to the wind then they’ve had a bit too much to drink. If two alcohol themed overnight trips are 

Nautical Knitters

Nautical Knitters

I have been thinking about planning this menu since I heard this trip was happening last year, yarn and knitting needles are enough inspiration for food. I knew I wanted to make lots of noodley, yarn looking items, something braided to look like knitting and 

History Cruise

History Cruise

Day 1 Lunch: Sri Lankan shrimp curry with streamed rice and turmeric and coconut green beans Snack: Hot artichoke dip Dinner: Flank steak tacos with pickled red onions and cilantro sauce, coriander black beans and grilled zucchini with cotija cheese Today’s lunch was really great, 

Nauti-Gals

Nauti-Gals

Time for our annual all female trip, we kick off all the men, except the captain and bring on a full crew of badass sailing women. Some of these women only come once a year, old volunteers who’ve moved away, interns returning for one more 

Memorial Day Weekend Escape

Memorial Day Weekend Escape

Memorial Day weekend in Bellingham means Ski to Sea, it’s a race the starts on Mount Baker and ends on the shore of Bellingham Bay. There are several legs: cross country skiing, downhill skiing, running, road biking, canoeing and kayaking. As long as I work 

Bush Middle School

Bush Middle School

More middle schoolers and for five days, bring it on. Day 1 Lunch: Baked ziti with ricotta and green salad Dinner: Greek chicken with tzatziki, rice pilaf and tomato cucumber salad After lunch we raised sail, it took a bit longer than normal because we 

Sehome High School

Sehome High School

A few of our volunteers have come from Sehome high school, probably because that’s where our high school programs started over 20 years ago. Year after year we get a group of students from Sehome on the ship for three days, we sail, they learn