...a peppy periodical on a peripatetic perambulation under sail.
Here you will find tales of voyages past and present on our trusty Pacific Seacraft Dana 24, "Sockdolager," 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, 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. Plans are to head north. We hope you enjoy reading about our adventures as much as we enjoy having them. (And there will be more.)
We're thrilled to have our recent blog entry on the passage from Neah Bay to San Francisco featured in 48 North magazine's September Boat Show issue. You can see it here. There's one little bitty matter we need to clear up, however. The article's byline is "Karen and Jim Palmer."
We have not entered the witness protection program and remain, very truly yours, Karen Sullivan and Jim Heumann.
*Postscript: As of Sept 9, the online errors have been corrected.