Welcome. I’m Captain Jim.
Many years ago, Mr. Robinson, my Jr. High School Teacher asked his class to compose a weekly article. Each Friday he would pick a few to read while not divulging the author’s name. As the weeks went by he would read a few of the good ones from the top of the stack. (Mine was always included). One day I stayed after class and inquired why? His reply shaped my future, when he said “Because your article is the only one worth reading.”
One of my fondest childhood memories was in Ketchican Alaska, Playing around the docks fronting my father’s Alaska Steamship office. The sights, sounds, and smells of those waterfront adventures forever branded themselves deep into my soul. While underway from Ketchican to Seattle, I received a gift from and aging steamship Captain. A gift that took fifty years to unfold and finally reveal itself. When it did, my life made a dramatic change because of his simple gesture, that stormy Christmas night, so many years ago, so far out at sea. (The Captain’s Gift – story, see book store).
I reside in Bellevue, Washington with Barbara my first mate of 33 years, (She calls me Captain, I call her Admiral). Together we make a great team cruising around Puget Sound and love our Pacific Northwest adventures. We enjoy 5 grandchildren, or should I say, they really enjoy Grandma and Grandpa.
As of this paragraph, I had contributed over 120 stories to a popular Northwest Boating Publication that ceased due to the poor economy. So, now I offer my stories to you, those loyal and new readers of my work. Thanks in advance.
Please let me know what I can do better.
Regards, Captain Jim Wood
Email [email protected]
Cell; 425 564 0462