Here you will find tales of voyages past and present on our trusty Pacific Seacraft Dana 24, "Sockdolager," and 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 Sockdolager (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 began cruising on Raven, a unique wooden 29' powerboat. In 2018 we cruised up to Glacier Bay, Alaska, and back. But in 2024 we had the chance to buy Sockdolager back (we missed her), so we sold Raven. We hope you enjoy reading about our adventures as much as we enjoy having them. (And there will be more.)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What Dreams Are Made Of

This is a brief post to share a photo or two with you and let you know all's well, we're still catching up on sleep, and still trying to figure out how to walk on land without falling down.  The photos above and below are of the Bay of Virgins on Fatu Hiva, southernmost of the Marquesas.  It is a place whose rocks whisper of ancient secrets and whose soaring green mansions leave you speechless.

Last night we sailed to Hiva Oa (45 miles to the north), and anchored near the town of Atuona, where we got an internet connection right in the harbor.  There are more stories coming, and we'll be posting lots of photos here shortly.

Meanwhile, THANK YOU for all the comments and emails!  Wowzer!  Backatcha soon.

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