2022 begins with big news for Northwest Sailing Adventures! Mari and I founded Northwest Sailing Adventures in 2014. By the conclusion of the 2021 sailing season, we have logged many thousands of nautical miles and hosted hundreds of wonderful guests aboard Diminuendo. When we embarked on our venture in adventure, it was to fulfill our dream of sharing the joy of sailing and the wonders of nature in one of the world’s premier cruising grounds,…Read More
Freshest shellfish around in Westcott Bay!
The other day, during our travels to San Juan Island, we had the pleasure of experiencing the newly resurrected Westcott Bay Shellfish Co. After many years of visiting the farm but always having to prioritize their respective career obligations, Erik and Andrea Anderson were dismayed to see the farm decline due to years of neglect. Just this past year, the stars aligned and they were given the opportunity to purchase and renovate the farm, offering…Read More
Beyond the Boat – Cycling on Lopez Island
Of all the Islands in the San Juans, Lopez Island has the reputation as being the friendliest. For bicyclists, its reputation is being the friendliest – on their legs! With only a few rolling hills, Lopez is a popular destination for cyclists. Each May the island hosts the popular “Tour de Lopez” a moderate 30+ mile loop that covers pretty much the entire island. With only a few roads on the island and very little…Read More
Christening of the Sailing Vessel Diminuendo!
Family, friends, and guests. We gather today to re-christen this fine boat. In the name of all who have sailed aboard her in the past and all who may do so in the future, we invoke the blessing of the ancient gods of the wind and sea. To the mighty Neptune, king of all that moves in or on the waves, and Aeolus, guardian of the winds and all that blows before them, we offer…Read More
Diminuendo finds her way to her new home in Bellingham!
March 9, 2015 was an exciting day for us at NW Sailing Adventures. Diminuendo finally made it to her new home port in Bellingham. She has been “on the hard” in Anacortes so the experts at Marine Service Center could freshen up her bottom. They started by removing multiple layers of bottom paint. They touched up a few rust spots on her cast iron fin keel and a few dings on the rudder. They applied…Read More
New sailing charter company to re-launch boat!
Some time back we launched our business, Friday we launched our website, and today we (re)launch our boat! Diminuendo has been “on the hard” (in the boatyard) for new bottom paint. Today she goes back in the water!Read More