Introduction was started way back in 2002 for friends and acquaintances that wanted to follow along on our first adventure to Alaska. We’ve taken photos and written a journal of our experiences for all to share. Nothing professional here, just a fun and honest interpretation of our adventure.

As new forms of keeping in touch, such as Facebook, arrived, the site was not a active as previous years. A companion site, was developed to share Jaynes photos.

The site was named after our first boat, KnottyDog, and seems to have followed us over the years.

There have been 5 KnottyDogs in our lives:

Knotty Dog I (sold in 2003) was a 42 Grand Banks and was our home in the Alaska 2002 log

KnottyDog I

Knotty Dog II (sold in 2007) was our 57 Nordhavn which was Home for our cruising in 2004 thru 2007


Knotty Dog III is our protector that is use as our bread & breakfast boat in Friday Harbor area.


Knotty Dog IV (Sold June 2016) was our Down East Campbell Custom Yacht (Duffy Hull.)


There is a story behind KnottyDod IV…..Finding the perfect boat

We moved to a land yacht, a motorhome, KnottyDog V in 2016

img_1066Parts of this site are very old and the format had changed as technologies change. We hope that our journal will be fun and allow you to join us from your arm chair, experiencing our laughs, fears, frustration, and elation along the way.