Swine in the San Juans, Part II.
Did you know that San Juan Island almost did not belong to America? It’s true! Stranger yet, it was actually Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany who decided that the island should fall entirely under American control. Read more about it at Historic UK.
WIWS Annual Sailing Trip 2019
Whidbey Island Waldorf School – a group we have been sailing with for years. Several nights spent camping at different islands and several days spent sailing between them… So many warm memories – what a great organization!
Special Thanks to EAS!
We sailed with the Environmental and Adventure School all last week and it was wonderful to once again introduce so many youngsters to the joy of sailing!
Sailing Terms: Belaying Pins
A belaying pin is a pin or rod, typically of metal or wood, used on board a ship and in mountaineering to secure a rope fastened around it.
Sailing Terms: Fathom
A unit of length equal to 6 feet (1.8 m), roughly measured as the distance between a man’s outstretched hands.
Sailing Terms: Slush Fund
Everyday words derived from sailing: “Slush fund” The money obtained by the cook selling slush ashore. Used for the benefit of the crew (or the cook). “What is slush?”, you may ask… Well, it’s a greasy substance obtained by boiling or scraping the fat from… Read More »Sailing Terms: Slush Fund