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Edmonds Yacht Club – 4th of July at Fisherman’s Bay on Lopez Island

No Comments 24 November 2014

EYC 4th of July Cruise from Gerald Albertson on Vimeo.

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The Boys in the Boat

No Comments 01 December 2013

The boys in the Boat is a marvelous piece of work, well written, well researched.   I was intrigued with Daniel Brown’s dual theme of university-level team rowing competition and the rise of Hitler’s Germany.   What an unusual combination.

The description of northwest life in the 1920s and 1930s is seen from the perspective of the young men comprising the UW eight-oar rowing team, Joe Rantz, in particular.  Challenging times for many: the depression, prohibition, Seattle’s soggy disposition.  Easy to become sullen and depressed. Some thrive on adversity and challenge as if they don’t even see it.  Where others see an impassable mountain, they see steps leading to the summit.  Whatever their background, all of these boys were tenacious, competitive and focused.  And, to Brown’s great credit, they are shown as delightfully human: different personalities, backgrounds, motivation, even different body types.  But able to coalesce for a few critical minutes when it really counts.  When winning is the only thing that matters.

If you are a UW alumni this book will be a real treat.






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Elliott Bay Panorama

No Comments 23 April 2013

Click the image to enlarge into a panorama.
On April 22, 2013 I found myself 20 floors up on the roof of a condominium overlooking Elliott Bay. From left to right the view starts at Safeco field with its retractable roof, to Harbor Island, to West Seattle and Duwamish Head. In the distance is Bainbridge Island with Flagpole Point and Eagle Harbor watched over by the magnificent snow capped Olympics. On the far right is Elliott Bay Marina at the foot of Magnolia Bluff. The Great Northwest really shines on a sunny day. This little panorama is a Photoshop compilation of 10 iPhone pics.

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Freak Wave – BBC documentary

No Comments 08 March 2013

Absolutely incredible documentary.  Drop everything for the next 50 minutes and watch.  Compliments to Capt. R. Rodriguez at the Bitter End Blog for the link. This is Part 1 of 5. Be sure to check out the others.

Part 2 …….. Part 3 ………. Part 4 ………… Part 5


Do Freak Waves occur in the Great NorthWet? You bet! Check out page 211 of Extreme Waves by Craig B. Smith.

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Anacortes Marina Panorama     February 2, 2013

No Comments 04 February 2013

Click the image for the BIG picture.

The day before Superbowl Sunday was fabulous. Calm, sunny, warm….a taste of Spring. Of course, Velkommen went for an island cruise the following day. I’m pleased to say that all systems worked perfectly.  But he list of projects is still longer than my allowance. I’ve come to accept that, however. The day all projects are complete, is the day we do the really BIG upgrade.

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