TRADING FIRE FOR ICE July 10, When fellow sailor and explorer Mark Nelson, dropped me off at the airport in Juneau. I took a deep breath. After checking my 3 enormous bags in, and passing through security, I sat in a chair and tried to relax. This was it. If I did not have it […]


Blades of the Northwest Passage

Blades of the Northwest Passage. The Northwest Passage is a fascinating place, to say the least. I remember reading numerous accounts of early exploration, specifically Roald Amundsen’s account of this place. He was Captain of the Gjoa. The first boat to sail through the Northwest Passage. Amunsdsen was successful in this for many reasons. I […]

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Resonate on the bright side.

“Resonate” -to produce or be filled with a deep, full reverberating sound. We hear about all the ripple effects, don’t we? We hear the gossip and the drama. We as humans seem to love drama. Drama and blame. I have a theory about that. The theory goes that we tend to take the wide path […]

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Captain Osborn’s Winter Class Schedule

Custom winter classes by Captain Osborn. This winter, Captain Osborn is offering a short series of classes for the Alaskan Boater/Outdoorsman.   “Practical Navigation” Will be an 8-hour class, taught in 2, 4 hour sessions.  Topics will include Charting, Finding your position without electronics and Integrating traditional and modern methods. Cost is $125.00 per person.  […]

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