Kia Ora

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23 February 2015 | Pacific Ocean
18 February 2015 | Still in Las Perlas Islands
17 February 2015 | Las Perlas Islands, Panama

What a great hike!

21 May 2011
We are on Sucia Island right now. It's a bit cool and rainy. This island is a park and can only be reached by boat. It's beautiful. We hiked from Echo Bay to Ewing Cove today. It's about 5 miles round trip. I'll post photos when I have an internet connection.

We finally celebrated with our bottle of sparkling wine today. Thanks Jackie!!! We were going to celebrate our arrival into the San Juan Islands with it last night but then got invited to a neighboring boat for a glass of wine. They saw our cats in the dinghy and had just lost theirs to old age last week so they needed a kitty fix. The cats walked around on their deck while we visited. Monty spent much of his time on deck drying off as he tried to jump from the dinghy to their boat and missed because we had his leash too short. Will he ever learn to wait??

Oh! We had a fabulous trip from Seattle to the San Juan Islands. We timed the currents correctly and hit 11.1 knots speed over ground!! That just about doubled our normal speed. We left Shilshole at 8:30 am and grabbed the last park bouy at Matia Island at 7:30 pm! We've peeked into little Rolfe Cove on Matia a few times in previous trips but there was never any room until last night. Our friend George had recommended the place as it has fabulous trails and it was well worth the stop. Thank you George!

Tomorrow we'll head in to the Canadian Gulf Islands and will clear Customs at Bedwell Harbor.

All is good.

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Vessel Name: Kia Ora
Vessel Make/Model: Hylas 44
Hailing Port: Seattle, Washington, USA
Crew: Julie and Ken Dausman
Extra: In the spring of 2011 we left Seattle and headed north. We spent 6 months circumnavigating Vancouver Island. We headed out again in the summer of 2012 and are now cruising in Central America.
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Heading South

Who: Julie and Ken Dausman
Port: Seattle, Washington, USA