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.)



Friday, November 30, 2012

Tonga to NZ Day 6

After a beautiful calm day yesterday, motoring most of the day, today we got wind on the nose with short steep seas. We are beating into it and going pretty slow but at least we are sailing and it's a nice sunny day. It is getting cooler. I put a fleece on last night for the first time in 6 months. Yom caught some nice chunks of pumice today with the help of the galley strainer. Our progress is good: almost half way to NZ with about 583 miles to go. Is is really 24 shopping days until Christmas?

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  1. We've been following your progress and keeping fingers crossed for you. I spoke to Karen last night and she said to post my dreadful joke, so here goes - If Yom was fishing, was he after a Kippur? Groan!
    Wishing you the fairest of winds. Carol and Jon, Arnamentia

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