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Snorkeling Adventure in Baja

school of fish.

We rolled backwards off the skiff and into the cool waters of the Sea of Cortez. The winter plankton bloom had yet to begin, so the visibility was over fifty feet, good enough for us to clearly see the bottom twenty feet below us. We had chosen to snorkel here, now, because a feeding squadron…

Both Vessels Underway to Alaska


As of yesterday both Catalyst and Westward are underway toward Alaska. Catalyst is about half way along the length of Vancouver Island, and Westward is passing Prince Rupert and will stop in Ketchikan tomorrow to clear customs. All is well aboard both boats, and we are all…

Spring 2018 Newsletter

baby sea turtles

 It must be spring. Both Catalyst and Westward are in the boatyard, and are both are kicking hard in the final lap sprint that seems to accompany every boat project I have ever been involved in. Catalyst has been in the yard in Port Townsend since last fall, with several major projects being undertaken. Chief among them was the replacement…

Alaska, here we come!

looking over the side of a boat

The summer season in Alaska is officially underway. Quite literally! Westward left Jensen Motorboat Company this afternoon and after transiting the Ballard Locks is now steaming north. Catalyst is almost finished with her extensive winter work list and is scheduled to be launched late this week. Both Westward and Catalyst have expeditions into Glacier Bay…