Here you will find tales of voyages past and present on our trusty Pacific Seacraft Dana 24, "Sockdolager," and more recently, our Bigfoot29 powerboat, "Raven," from Port Townsend, Washington, USA. In 2009 we sailed north from Puget Sound up the west coast of Vancouver Island to the Queen Charlotte Islands (now called Haida Gwaii.) In 2010 we went back to the west coast of Vancouver Island. In July 2011 we left the Northwest, sailed to Mexico, and in March 2012 we crossed the Pacific to French Polynesia, then on to the Cooks, Niue and Tonga. We spent several months in New Zealand, and in May 2013 loaded the boat (and ourselves) on a container ship for San Francisco. In June and July 2013 we sailed north along the California, Oregon and Washington coasts, and in August we arrived home. In October 2016 Sockdolager found new owners, and we are now enjoying Raven, a unique wooden 29' powerboat. In 2018 we cruised up to Glacier Bay, Alaska, and back. We hope you enjoy reading about our adventures as much as we enjoy having them. (And there will be more.)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Stress vs. Fun

Jim here. I'm finding that it is quite possible to manufacture your own stress. I shouldn't whine I know, I'm retired. How stressful can it be? As stressful and you make it. All self imposed deadlines, with the goal of 3 1/2 months of sailing this summer. In the words of Vaughn Short "'s your own damn fault if you have no fun". My goal is to have more fun every day as well as while off on a trip. The photo is of Point Hudson marina where I've been living since October. It's a great place. Here's to more fun.

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