Author Archives: Stuart Scadron-Wattles

Murder in Langley

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, … Continue reading

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Who Ya Gonna Call? (3 pf 3)

From chandler to archeologist to manufacturer: It takes a boat yard of people to keep you sailing. Continue reading

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Who Ya Gonna Call? (2 of 3)

In which a Carribean trip transforms an ad man into a chandler. Continue reading

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Who Ya Gonna Call? (1 of 3)

The work product of hundreds of people keeps you sailing. Continue reading

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Joy of Discovery: Island Food

Part of cruising is the joy of discovery. The Admiral and I just returned from a six-week cruise to Desolation Sound, and explored places we had never been. There is an anticipation each time one rounds a headland or correctly … Continue reading

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Reading the Signs

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 … Continue reading

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My Boat, Afloat

Floating boats isn’t enough: You need to sail them. Continue reading

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A Boy’s Own Adventure

“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, … Continue reading

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All wet, all on purpose

In which our intrepid reporters leap into a pool fully clothed, and in their right minds. Continue reading

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Pass the Old Salt, Please – Part Three

“When people are about to go offshore for the first time, they go to seminars and read books to figure out how to equip their boat.” “Then there’s the couple that saves up for years, buys the boat, equips it, … Continue reading

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