Galley Wench Tales

Exploring the world through the people we meet
and the food they eat.

Festival of Lights, Properly Planned—at Last!

Festival of Lights, Properly Planned—at Last!

Beyond irreverent yet still hopelessly nostalgic, a few years ago I resorted to celebrating the festival of lights—Hanukkah—with a “Menorah” consisting of a celery stick spread with cream cheese stuffed with birthday candles. In Fort Pierce, Florida,...
1st Snow of 2023: The Dalles, Oregon

1st Snow of 2023: The Dalles, Oregon

Just enough snow to gently give us our first taste of winter; enough to be pretty, not so much to be a nuisance. Let the holidays begin! (Will post the official day-after-Thanksgiving Starlight Parade soon....

Sailing in Fog

  The calm, clear anchorage from the night before transformed into the morning to a dense fog. We picked our way past the boats we remembered parked next to us the night before, toward the ferry dock, and from there toward shore and the dinghy dock. Port Townsend...
Sailing!

Sailing!

We (still) no longer own a boat. We’re fortunate our friends Chris and Chris generously let us join them on their sail into Canada.* They’ve penciled in a month for their trip from Seattle up into British Columbia’s Desolation Sound. We’re...