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. We are currently cruising in the Pacific Northwest, and hope you enjoy reading about our adventures as much as we enjoy having them. (And there will be more.)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tonga to NZ Day 10

It's been a nice day of fast downwind sailing today.  Running wing on wing with the reefed main to port and storm staysail poled out to windward.  We have about 200 miles to go.  Still looking for a front tomorrow with rain and strong winds.  Still not beginning to look a lot like Christmas here.  All is well.

1 comment:

  1. about one more day of northerlies, but then some strong westerlies for two days, looks like you will arrive under cloudy/rainy skies, but I bet Karen will still be there to meet you ;-)! Tracy Lorraine