Travel & Adventure

The Battle of Dewatto Bay

Some events have to be remembered instead of immortalized with imagery. All those old sea battles and Biblical beheading scenes were painted from memory, or imagination, well after the fact. There’s just no way to set up an easel on a ship that’s being shelled. Mutinous crowds don’t tend to stop for the artist who …

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Other Water Fronts

Just returned from a wedding in California where we visited three kinds of water, not to worry about it, or tell people what to do with it, or pontificate about it, but just to do the best things possible with it: Play! Tom and the boys at Baker Beach in San Francisco Have a party! …

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Memorial Day weekend

I’ve sailed away from Puget Sound for a holiday in Portland, Oregon. Though the water here is river rather than salt, Portlanders (Porlandians? Portlandites?) are very connected to their waterfronts. The Willamette, which runs through downtown is a big activity center both on land and on the water. The Columbia, a major shipping waterway is …

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