Bourdons Gallivant

29 July 2012
25 June 2012 | Honolulu
23 June 2012 | Honolulu, Hawaii
21 June 2012 | Honolulu!!!
21 June 2012
21 June 2012 | Off Oahu!!
20 June 2012
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19 June 2012
18 June 2012
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15 June 2012
15 June 2012 | 25 01.139'N:-145.021843 (1130)
14 June 2012
14 June 2012 | (from Honolulu)
14 June 2012

Thankyou all!

25 June 2012 | Honolulu
Capt. John

Greetings all, and by all I mean all of you that I know and also y'all that we have never met. I have been over whelmed and humbled by all the well wishes for Dad, congrats and such. All of it. Thank you!!! The Horizon Reliance will be back in Honolulu this coming Wednesday. Jenni & I will get to meet and thank our rescuers in person. The "Aloha" that we continue to receive here is wonderful. Except maybe for that one local that thought I was gonna clip him with the car, he gave me the good old fashioned one finger salute.......(out of state drivers)
Before Justin had to get on a plane and get back to the real world we got to go to the Pearl harbor Memorial and see the Arizona. A moving experience I highly recommend if you ever get the chance.
I will give you an update.......when I have a real one to give. The last few days have been a bit of a whirlwind to say the least but the pictures and video uploads will come...promise!
Here's one pic. There was a map. Here I am with one foot at SF and the other on Honolulu. (I figured if I tried to reach Seattle.......I'd rip my pants)
Vessel Name: Gallivant
Vessel Make/Model: Alajuela 33
Hailing Port: Olympia, WA
Crew: John & Jenni Bourdon
About: Crew list for the Hawaii crossing: John (the Captain) Bourdon -- Bob (Dad) Bourdon -- Justin (son) Bourdon -- Case (aka: little brother) Webb (and Jenni will join the crew from Maui to Oahu)
Gallivant's Photos - Main
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On our dingy ride to McMicken Island.
Voila! It is done. We took out the old radar and installed a new Lowance Chart plotter/radar/depth sounder/fish finder/weather radio/just about anything else......
a bit of a custom mount.
oh oh.....not good.
Bob at the helm as I head up to rais the sails.
Split screen. radar on the left, chart and our position on the right.
NOW we
Lets heel her over shall we?
is that all she will do?
Now we
WOO HOO!! We wanted to see just what GALLIVANT could do and push her just a little bit. Mission accomplished! Remember that boat hook? We went over another time even farther than this with water actually coming over the combing and into the cockpit. "BOAT HOOK OVERBOARD"!
The next morning on a bouy at Eagle Island. The Olympic Mountains for a view.
the sun coming up over the stern
21 Photos
Created 23 June 2012
after searching for a while I found a pair of kayaks. No wind to sail? no problem.
20 Photos
Created 7 May 2012
16 Photos
Created 3 May 2012
Justin, Carissa and some AWESOME sailboat fuel!
31 Photos
Created 15 April 2012
Just Jenni & John out on the water together.
10 Photos
Created 15 April 2012
The Saturday befor Easter was a beautiful day in Olympia.
20 Photos
Created 9 April 2012
Jim Kitchen from Puget Sound Sails built some custom headsails and a stack pack for the main.
13 Photos
Created 20 March 2012
We had a Saturday that corresponded with a little storm so Dad, Casey and I made the most of it and went for a sail. Only saw 3 other boats on the water and NO OTHER SAILBOATS SAILING?! We didn't need to wory about running into anyone!!
13 Photos
Created 20 February 2012
It wasn't the prettiest of days to go for a boat ride, but we wanted to test the new fuel system.....
3 Photos
Created 13 February 2012
We lost the fuel pump because it sucked up a bunch of water (and it was old) Now its better than ever!
8 Photos
Created 30 January 2012
We had a taste of winter around Olympia!
12 Photos
Created 19 January 2012
A new year that will be full of new adventures. A lousy day for a sail (no wind) but a very pleasant day for a boat ride.
16 Photos
Created 4 January 2012
Dad and I left on the Wednesday befor Thanksgiving (with Jennis blessing) to shake down the GALLIVAN, see just how she sails, what works, and find out what needs work.
40 Photos
Created 30 November 2011
OK, so I bought this sailboat....
8 Photos
Created 16 November 2011
Daughter Jackie, Jenni and me out on a beautiful day
36 Photos
Created 16 November 2011
Our first sailboat. 26' Clipper Marine.
5 Photos
Created 16 November 2011

Who: John & Jenni Bourdon
Port: Olympia, WA