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JUNESSA IS WAITING PATIENTLY...
WORK TO LIVE! DON'T LIVE TO WORK!!!!!
Our new navigator!!
rick 127,996
02/17/2015, San Juans

Summer of 2014!
Jenna trying out her skills as a navigator!!! :)

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PHANTOM 2+ Drone above JUNESSA
RICK 121,628
09/30/2014, Puget Sound, Washington


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RELAXING
09/28/2014

I'm so happy I bought one of the Kindle Whites!!! It's perfect for the boat life.. you can read day or night with very little eye fatigue!!!

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HIKING THE SAN JUANS
09/28/2014

Hiking to the top of one of the many beautiful islands. Junessa is the small white dot in the middle... wayyyyyy down there! :)

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JUNESSA ON THE HOOK
09/28/2014

Junessa looking all pretty!

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BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS
09/27/2014

I really am so very lucky (blessed) to be out on the water, in a beautiful anchorage and relaxing! If my family could be with me, it would be 1000x more enjoyable, but I'm making the most of it.

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MADE IT TO SAN JUANS... again!
rick
09/27/2014

I arrived in the beautiful San Juan Islands.

I decided to make the most of this short time in the islands by going to all the islands with a trail system to go hiking!

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BOARDED BY HOMELAND SECURITY
Rick
09/26/2014

Prepare to be boarded!!!!

I had my headphone in and scrubbing the decks... not paying much attention around me, when I got that strange feeling like I'm being watched! I turned around and sure enough, a security boat was trailing me about 50 feet away. I guess he was running my boat name in the computer database or something.
He then moved along side and said "this should only take a few minutes" and two guys jumped aboard while I was steaming at 5 knots.

Lucky for me, I had all my paperwork nice a neat in a three ring binder!!! AND.... good thing My lovely wife made sure I had all up-to-date emergency gear! The Coast Guard guy asked to see the usual stuff... fire extinguishers, first aid, flares and the head. He said "Sir, you are the FIRST boat all season that has all the required safety gear and none of it was expired!" Thanks honey for insisting I go buy ALL NEW GEAR! (all my stuff was expired!!!! haha)

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Headed to the San Juan Islands
Rick
09/26/2014

Well, Mother-nature made the decision for me and I'm headed back home via the San Juan Islands. Terri is in Afghanistan working, and the girls are in school, so I'll take a pitstop in the Islands before going back to work my self.
This is Seal Rock in my wake... headed back to the EAST now.

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FISH ON!
09/25/2014, Neah Bay

I'm cooking up some fresh fish that we shot. The fish was perfect!!!! Oh so good!
The green beans were dehyraded!!! They were just as good as FRESH! I was very impressed!!!!!

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Spear Fishing
09/24/2014, Neah Bay

I'm going to give it a few days to see what the weather does... in the mean time, I found some people from Oregon that drive up and go spearfishing every year!
We took JUNESSA out around the island and break wall of Neah Bay to find a whale feeding in the spot we wanted to fish.
We were able to shoot a good size stringer of fish. It's was a lot of fun being back in the water!!!

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STROM STORM STORM
09/23/2014, Neah Bay

Well, it looks like Mother Nature does not want me to do the Pacific Crossing this year... :(

There are two nasty systems headed my way and I have to be back to work in Alaska in 30 days. There is NO WAY I can wait out these two systems and make the Hawaiian Islands in time to get back to work.

Looks like I have to make a weather decision soon! :(

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Made it to Neah Bay!
09/21/2014, Neah Bay

I MADE IT TO NEAH BAY!!!
I've been wanting to get here for YEARS!!! This was always going to be the jumping off point for the Pacific... Either heading W to Hawaii, SW to South Pacific, or S to Mexico!!!
It's now time to make the big decision... Hawaii or South Pacific...
The only problem... the storms being kicked off Mexico and the storms headed to the Pacific Northwest... grrrr! COME ON ALREADY! I'm here, loaded for a Pacific Crossing and need to get a move on! Work is a calling!
More to follow!
Cheers!

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Kicking back downwind!
09/21/2014, Puget Sound, Washington

I had a wonderful downwind sail from Port Angeles to Neah Bay. JUNESSA was in her groove for hours heading West towards Neah Bay!!!

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Port Angeles Pitstop
09/20/2014, puget Sound, Washington

Ahoy from Port Angeles!

I was about 2 hours East of Port Angeles and noticed the temperature drop big time... I went down below for my coat and some hot coffee, crawled back on deck to find myself in THICK FOG! Lucky I had AIS and Radar! I had two huge container ships headed right for me then make sharp tunes towards the West. (I was in the shipping lane... whoops!)
I pulled into Port Angeles to see some friends from our time in Guam. It was great seeing Dan and Rhonda!

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Passing Port Townsend
Rick
09/19/2014, Puget Sound, Washington

I'm headed to Neah Bay to make a final decision... head to Hawaii or South Pacific! The boat is loaded up and ready to head out into the deep waters!
JUNESSA is running great! Feeling confident and healthy! The only thing missing are my girls. :(
Neah Bay, here I come!

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tabletop test via airmail
Rick
09/09/2014, Home

Ahoy! I'm testing my shipboard SSB email system to Sailblogs. I hope this works!!! I'm changing plans so often that I have no clue what I'm doing next with the boat. Cheers!!!! Rick

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10/20/2014 | Daniel
In the military, I heard an instructor once say "a plan is a list of stuff that ain't going to happen". The reason, he said, was that once bullets start flying, you're just reacting and the plan goes out the window.

I say this to not worry too much about a plan but just do what feels right at the moment. You'll get to where you want to be. Good to see you're still at it on the boat.

Fair Winds, Rick. Look forward to more sailing updates.

Daniel
1981 Norsea 27, Rhapsody
SUNSET!
rick
08/29/2014, San Juans

Just another beautiful sunset over the San Juans!

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CLOSING OUT THE LOG
Rick
08/17/2014, San Juans

Terri was the designated Ships Log keeper! Thank God she likes to write... I'm very bad about keeping up with the log. THANKS BABE!

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Shower Time!
Rick
08/16/2014, San Juans

Sigh... JUNESSA was perfect for one single guy! but when you pack in three FEMALES with NO SHOWER... you know theres going to be trouble for the Captain!!!! We pulled into harbors with showers as often as we could! Lucky for me, the girls were very easy going when it came to using the marina facilities!

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