The Journey North: Up the Inside Passage

I think it was the quiet that woke me. I cracked my eyes open, squinting against the bright sun that had been shining since we’d reached Alaskan waters three days before. It took me a moment to realize that the constant roar of the boat’s engine was gone. I could hear nothing but the ringing […]

20 Great Gift Ideas for Commercial Fishermen

20 Great Gift Ideas for Commercial Fishermen | Every wondered what to get the Commercial Fisherman in your life? | List includes everything from socks to a GoPro camera |

Back when I was still just a fisherman’s girlfriend, there was a wonderful blog I read often called Commercial Fishing Mom. It was written by a woman from a fifth-generation commercial fishing family who had herself married a fisherman. It was a chronicle of what life was like for her and her family. Of her husband leaving […]

Do Something Worth Writing

Life is more than writing. Being brave in the face of the unknown | Sailing the Inside Passage | FishwifeWrites | Tyler-Rose Counts

“If you wou’d not be forgotten As soon as you are dead and rotten, Either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” Benjamin Franklin Write Something Worth Reading I don’t remember when I first heard that Ben Franklin quote, but I think it was probably in high school because I remember feeling […]

Resting Season

    I think many people find winter to be their least favorite season. It’s cold and it’s wet. Mostly it’s dark. Sometimes there’s ice that makes walking to your car an epic adventure let alone actually driving the thing. Shovelling snow is wretched. The vegetation in the grocery store came a long, long way from […]