RIP Daisy

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Just for Fun | 5 comments

Today we said goodbye to our dog, Daisy, who was a part of our family for fourteen years.  She joined us on adventures on and off the water, greeted customers at the shop, and even “helped” us pull dinghies around on their dollies back when she was young and spry.  She always loved visitors, and spent many afternoons playing with our customers’ dogs while we two-legged types rambled on about boats. These are a few photos of...

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Fishing with the grandkids

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Just for Fun |

Last week grandpa took the kids out for their very first ‘Real’ fishing trip. Our boat of choice was a Gig Harbor Lobster Boat (naturally!) because of it’s ample space and stability. We went to Olalla bay  which requires a fun row under a low bridge to access the tide flats where bullheads and Flounder frolic. Lena caught her first ‘real’ fish and Karst got his first fish ever! All by himself too! They proudly took their catch home for mom to...

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One oar in the Water

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Just for Fun |

One of our rowing  friends  has been rowing laps of Seattle’s circular Green Lake for training. He has tendancy to always row around and around  the lake in the same direction ala NASCAR racing, though we warned him about that…. Here’s a recent photo of...

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Oars for a vineyard?

Posted by on Jul 8, 2011 in Just for Fun |

When you imagine who might order oars in bulk, you would probably think of a crew team, or a yacht club, or maybe a summer camp.  But a vineyard? A promotion company called us because they needed several hundred special oars with the Canoe Ridge Vineyard logo silkscreened on the blades… in two weeks!  A tall order that presented a particular kind of challenge, but we love the specialty stuff that comes our way now and then, so we were...

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