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.)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Home from Sea

So lovely to feel the Pacific Northwest smiling softly in a much-needed rain. Port Townsend is in view, and reunions with friends we left behind will be sweet. We'll be docked within an hour, and will write more soon.

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  1. Welcome home, you two! What a sockdolager of an adventure you've had! I hope you keep blogging - I've so enjoyed your musings. Please say hi if you see a Freedom 30 called Muse II. Enjoy all your reunions with old friends. What a great place to come home to.

  2. Welcome home you guys! Can't tell you how much we have enjoyed following you via your blog!
    Bob & Sharon
    s/v Mischief II

  3. Thanks, everyone! It's good to be home. Sockdolager is snug in her berth at Boat Haven. There will be a book about the voyage.

    And believe it or not, I (K, the tech luddite) have finally figured out why I couldn't post comments or replies on our own blog, and have solved that.