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.)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Okay, enough of you have noticed so it's time to explain: Honest! It was inadvertent! The word 'sexcellent' never entered our minds when we titled this blog, but the email address removed all those convenient little apostrophes and Spaces of Purity between the words and mashed them all together, and viola! A surprise double entendre email address that lands us in some peoples' spam boxes. Those who have noticed are getting a charge out of it, and replying with virtual winks and arched eyebrows. Yes, inquiring minds want to know about the sexcellent adventure. Well, tough noogies, we ain't tellin'. But that request from someone to be a crew is respectfully declined.

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