Every February, someone gets murdered in Langley, WA. And—every February– the good people of this Whidbey Island village put out the call for help in solving the murder. They’ve been doing this for 33 years. According to mayor Tim Callison, the Langley Murder Mystery Weekend is the largest community-based murder mystery project in the United […]
Author Archive | Stuart Scadron-Wattles
From chandler to archeologist to manufacturer: It takes a boat yard of people to keep you sailing.
In which a Carribean trip transforms an ad man into a chandler.
The work product of hundreds of people keeps you sailing.
This is a story about cognitive retention for cruisers, and possibly, a bit of a warning. We’ll begin with a scenario. You’ve been on the water for, say, six hours, and you’ve arrived at your destination, a small port town with an anchorage area and a town wharf. It’s 4:30 in the afternoon. The anchorage […]
Floating boats isn’t enough: You need to sail them.
“You’re not going out with Josh alone today, are you,” the Admiral asked, referring to my eight-year-old grandson. “It’s blowing 20knots in the Sound, and raining.” I said something about deciding what we’d do once we got to the marina, but if I’m honest, I knew that we’d leave the dock. Even eight-year-old sailors need […]