Tag: pacific northwest

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…

San Juan Brewery Tour

San Juan Brewery Tour

I look forward to this trip every year, you get really enthusiastic passengers and I enjoy making food to pair with beer, plus using it in my cooking. Kulshan Brewery has paired with us this year for our brewery tour of the San Juan Islands.…

South Sound

South Sound

This trip is lead by one of our volunteers, he invited family and friends to join him on a 4-day trip around South Puget Sound. We don’t usually sail in this region, it made for a nice change of scenery compared to the usual islands…

Tacoma Day Sails

Tacoma Day Sails

Thursday Ales n’ Sails Beer mac and cheese with sausage and maple balsamic broccoli Braised goat with citrus, rice with black beans and mango coleslaw Dessert: Chocolate and stout ice cream Friday Salmon Dinner Garlic and parmesan crusted salmon Boiled small potatoes with herbs Zucchini…