Lake City Marina Sunrise

Attempting to find the perfect dream to sail our boat!

Pearson 36-2 Sailboat Owners Review

So we finally broke from the shackles, slash blessings, of Bob Perry designed yachts and purchased a 1985 Pearson 36-2 sailboat from the design...

Largest Viking Ship Ever

Once again, the Vikings have set sail for North America and this time they are actually coming to Minnesota. Duluth Harbor in fact; with the...

Lake City Yacht Club Sailing School – 2016

If you have ever dreamed of sailing across the waves on a sailboat, the Lake City Yacht Club Sailing School may just be the answer to your dreams!...

Mayflies Send Out Early Scout

This little(giant) guy was taking a siesta on my roller furling line last Saturday morning at the Lake City Marina, scouting out the area for the...

Zodiac Zoom 310s

We bought ourselves a new dingy. Hurray for us. I found a great deal on a Zodiac Zoom 310s at Defender during their annual warehouse sale which we...

HMS Bounty Sinks

Tragedy struck yesterday in the early AM when the HMS Bounty floundered and was lost in Hurricane Sandy. As of this morning the Captain, Robin...

Lake Pepin Fall Leaves

A Fall Photo Tour We took Aurion, our Islander 28 sailboat, out for a fall leafing last weekend, and what a beautiful weekend it was! We really...

Blanding’s Turtle in Chisago County, MN

Long before I started sailing I was a biology nerd. I have been on the lookout for a Blanding's Turtle for about 20 years. I came home from work...

2014 Lake Pepin Ice Measurements

Every year in mid-February, the the St Paul District of the US Army Corp of Engineers begin taking ice measurements on Lake Pepin in preparation for the upcoming shipping season on the mighty Mississippi River. So as before, I thought it would be a good idea to post...

What I Did on Summer Vacation

Oh, I so want to try this come summer! I'm afraid the "old Trouble and Strife" isn't convinced this is a great idea though... YET! She is so conservative. What happened to the "Oh yeah, I so want to go skydiving" gal I married? Mark my words, I will dress up in my...

Frozen Sea Caves

For the first time in 5 years, the sea caves can be reached safely this winter on Lake Superior the worlds largest fresh water lake.  The Apostle Islands are near Bayfield, Wi. Not since 2009 has this happened, but due to the frigid temperatures this season you may...

Duluth Harbor Revisited

I was fooling around with some old photos yesterday and thought I would share one of them. We took this image of a passing sailboat while we were in Duluth a few years ago visiting the Tall Ship Festival. As you can see in the photo she is gliding past the Great Lakes...

Lake City Marina – Photos of Summer

Today, as I write this, it is 14 degrees F outside. Burr! I thought that I would throw up some photos from this past summer to help warm our thoughts if nothing else. Our sailboats are put away for another winter and our activities start to revert back to what normal,...

Islander 32 on Lake Pepin

Here is a great photograph of an Islander 32 on Lake Pepin. She was anchored next to us near Pepin, WI and provided some wonderful eye-candy to the already beautiful surroundings.  On the far shore you can see the Mississippi Queen as she makes her way south. The sun...