Sunny and windy

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Today’s forecast was a sign of the winter southerlies that are prevailing in our area.  We took the time to do our weather observations as well as examine our Certificate of Inspection issued by the Coast Guard for longboat Townshend. … Read More

Going Slow to Go Fast

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

It’s a time-tested leadership tenet that sometimes you need to “Go Slow to Go Fast.” One goal of Bravo team is to develop our leadership skills and learn to work as a crew. Rowing and sailing longboats gives us ample … Read More

Rowing and creature sightings!

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Today was a wonderfully calm opportunity for Bravo Team to have a chance to row, observe wildlife, and practice teamwork aboard longboat Townshend.  After arriving and gathering gear in the bosun’s locker, we handed over the reins of the longboat … Read More

Stormy day

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Bravo Team meets rain or shine, wind or calm and today we had a chance to learn more about the storm brewing in the Pacific Ocean.  After observing our local waters from the balcony of the Northwest Maritime Center (and … Read More

Bravo Team’s Last Class

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Today was our last class for the 2015-2016 school year.  Because both longboats were being used by Blue Heron Maritime Discovery Program, we were able to take out the Thunderbirds Zaca and Risa.  After sailing we had a celebration and … Read More

Salish Sea Science Day

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

We had a guest scientist today, Ryan, from Salish Sea Expeditions, who guided us through some water sampling including testing pH, temperature and salinity of the water at the surface and at 3 meters deep. We also did a phytoplankton … Read More

Epic Journey…

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Day One — Anacortes to North side of Saddlebag Island Day Two — North side of Saddlebag Island to Pelican Beach on Cypress Island (via East side of Guemes Island crossing Bellingham Channel) Day Three — Pelican Beach on Cypress … Read More

Journey is almost here!

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Excitement is in the air as we prep for Journey beginning on Monday!  We inventoried all of the overnight gear (stove, sleeping bags, galley gear, safety equipment, etc) for a majority of the day.  We also hauled out Townshend (with … Read More