San Juan Islands 2007

The Big Trip Begins!!! (with modifications)

It’s been months in the making, and lots of work but the boat is finally ready to roll, or rock…

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Update from the sea…

I’m being updated on the progress as it happens so I’ll be posting updates.. The first day of cruising was

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First Sailing Trip – Shake down cruise – Calamity in the Channel

I got a call from Devon who was relaying information heard from the crew on the boat. They were motoring

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First Sailing Trip – The Dunk

Woke up at 5am. After showers and vehicle packing we were on the road by 6am. Drove about an hour

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First Sailing Trip – Day 2 – The Great Anchor Debate

Sunday we woke up for our first full day of the sailing and headed up to the store for Coffee,

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First Sailing Trip – Day 2.5 – The Bag Pipes

Yes, some other boat anchored in this harbor has a guy who plays the Bag Pipes. And he played them

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First Sailing Trip – Day 3 – The Wanderer

Woke up this morning and we managed not to run in to the Mr. Anchor Master’s boat so that was

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First Sailing Trip – Day 4 – The Hippies

Morning came and we started putting the boat back together, readying it for travel. A 70+ year old boat came

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First Sailing Trip – Day 5 – Problem Solved

The 32 year old Farymann Engine Service Manual still has a use… Tightening that screw solved the diesel fume problem.

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First Sailing Trip – Day 6 – Cleanup Crew

Adrienne has a phone interview later today and we’d all like some time to relax, clean up, and explore so

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First Sailing Trip – Day 7 – Uphill Battle

8am sharp we were up and called the Marina for assistance getting off the dock. It turned out to be

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First Sailing Trip – Day 8 – The Homecoming

Up early again and the crew had us off the dock at 9am sharp heading south to Port Ludlow. It’s

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First Sailing Trip – Day 9 – Cleaning Crew Final Bout

We spent the morning cleaning up and packing on board, moved the boat into our permanent slip and drove home.

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