Hnat-Webb Adventures


June 2018


When Pete first called me to report his knee injury, I was not grasping the gravity. He’s not dramatic, has a high tolerance for pain, and generally downplays a situation – – partly to prevent me from worrying. This time,… Continue Reading →

Disappointed but Not Deterred

“The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.” – Thomas S. Monson We have some disappointing news. Our first season of boating will come to an early end…. Continue Reading →

A Break From Boating

We took a scheduled break from boating last week.  I flew home to California to visit family (most importantly, my sister Kim) and to fulfill my duties as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Commissioner for the state EMS Authority. In a… Continue Reading →


We arrived in Burlington, VT, on 6/10 (Sunday) and took a mooring ball…one of the last available. It was the final day of the Burlington Jazz Festival and we surmised that many came by boat. We took the dinghy in… Continue Reading →

Beauty and History

The Champlain Canal is one of the most peaceful and beautiful waterways I’ve experienced. Ever. It wanders through rural farmlands and a few small villages and hamlets, with the only water commerce being the gravel barges from the quarries near… Continue Reading →

Locking and “Reasonable Risk”

We were very excited to initiate the locks on the Champlain Canal. The Federal Lock turned out to be a piece of cake! We wore our headsets to ensure calm communications from helmsman to line-handler (me). We contacted the Lock Master… Continue Reading →

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