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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…

Join us in Baja, it’s safe!

The crew on a boat.

As of November 2017, several nations had issued Travel Advisories to their citizens contemplating international travel. Among these nations were Germany, France, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. That’s a lot of countries who feel that their citizens could be at risk if they traveled to…….the United States! That is…

Next Stop, San Diego

next-stop-san-diego

After a few days making repairs and adjustments, Westward is back at sea and heading toward our next stop, San Diego. The wind is light on our stern quarter, there is a comfortable 6’ swell from the Northwest and we are making over 8 knots. Within an hour of leaving Moss Landing we encountered 2…