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.)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

In Neah Bay

We have arrived in Neah Bay. More to come in a day or two.


  1. Congratulations! You're ready to turn the corner. Drizzle here, but calm. Cheers!

  2. What happened to taking a week to get there? Must have been a good breeze. Can't wait to hear your report on the Strait.

  3. Omedetou! I think you're stand up the start line of Pacific ocean. So Neah bay is comfortable and same situation yachty came together. You can meet new yatchy friends. We stayed there for one week with Yoshi and Fumi@Foxglove. Yesterday, I arrived at Trinitidad,CA. My first Calofornia anchorage. There arn't good winds, too calm here!
    I'm going to wait for fair winds. Happy sailing!
    Matanee( ^_^)/~~~

  4. Thanks everyone! Di, we hope to catch up to you soon and will look for you in SF. Please tell Yoshi and Fumi on S/V Foxglove that the email we have for them did not work after the tsunami, and we would like their new one if possible so we can keep in touch. So glad they re okay. Here's to good sailing for all!