Lucky Fish

the adventure has begun

08 September 2017 | Vacaville, California
01 September 2017 | Silver Falls State Park, OR
31 August 2017 | Portland, OR
30 August 2017 | Penticton, BC
29 August 2017 | Liquidity Winery, Oliver, BC
28 August 2017 | Enderby, BC
28 August 2017 | Enderby, BC
25 August 2017 | Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
24 August 2017 | Petersburg, AK
24 August 2017 | Petersburg, AK
23 August 2017 | Thousand Oaks, CA
21 August 2017 | Haines, AK
21 August 2017 | Haines, AK
19 August 2017 | Alaska
19 August 2017 | Valdez, CA
18 August 2017 | Valdez, AK
18 August 2017 | Valdez, AK
16 August 2017 | The Klutina River
15 August 2017 | Vacaville, CA
15 August 2017 | Homer, AK


08 September 2017 | Vacaville, California
While Nev has been home enjoying time with Trevor, Dax and Heidi, I have been flying across the country, so lucky to be touching each of our other boys faces and lives for just a while.
Thanks for making me so welcome, kiddies of ours, for sharing your stories and your homes with me... I have loved it all!
I had fun, fun, fun with my smiling Lily in Vacaville...
long chats over good wine with my Ste and yummy curry lunch with Candy-cane...
I had walks and walks and cuddles with Delilah, Christopher and Allison's red Doberman puppy in Indianapolis...
a pork rib cook-off with Christopher and many rides in his beautiful Brigitte...
a mani-pedi and yummy lunch with Allison...
I got to see Native Campervans new site and office in Denver and hear of their dreams for the next year...
I had laughs and chats with Dillon and his sweet, sweet friends, Bridget and Mike...
and was able to make every standby flight though some were nail bitingly too close for comfort!!
I'm a lucky fish...
I loved touching them all.
Now it's time to pack up and head home to my honey!

Behind the scene.

01 September 2017 | Silver Falls State Park, OR
Dillon told me about Silver Falls State Park just south of Portland and so I went to visit.
What a fabulous stop!
I walked 9 miles along the Canyon Trail that took me to nine waterfalls (there are 11 in all), some of which I was able to stand on the ledge behind the waterfall and look out through the cascade at the valley below.
Met a young guy from Houston who was feeling so lucky because his family were all safe and he was enjoying being stranded in Portland for a few days till he could get a flight home...
that and the fresh air and the gorgeous green leaves on the trees in the surrounding forest did my heart and soul the world of good!
Feeling blest!

Portly in Portland!

31 August 2017 | Portland, OR
We had 18 hours in the beautiful city of Portland...
we slept for 8 hours...
visited Marty in his EDI store for 2 hours (loved his museum)...
and it felt as though the remaining time was spent getting to and from eateries and throughly enjoying everything we ate and drank, leaving us feeling much on the portly side by the time I dropped Nev off for his flight home and JURNEE and I began the last leg of our trip back to Oxnard.
Jake's Crawfish House had the most amazing crab bisque served alongside delicious local, unfiltered Pinot Noir...
Toro Bravo was all about the tapas and yummy Spanish wine...
and The Stage Door this morning served fried chicken on top of sweet potato waffles that Nev devoured, a recommendation sent by Dillon!!
It was a great way to say our goodbyes after 5 weeks of being joined at the hip and 7,780 miles shared.
There were so many places to choose from that we agreed we need to return... maybe on bicycles next time to work off some calories between meals??!!

The last drop!

30 August 2017 | Penticton, BC
Nev tells me I always try to squeeze the last drop of everything into our trips...
And today I did just that, finishing the day with purple lips and tongue as we wine tasted our way through the Okanagan Valley to the Canadian border where I handed in my travel document with a promise to be back!
I liked their Pinot Noirs and Syrahs while Nev loved the viogners and Pinot Gris.
We visited Blackhills and Liquidity and Rustic and The Hatch and I wished their wines were available in the States... bringing a few treasured bottles home, of course!
It was a fun way to end this journey .
Thanks my love ❤️️🍷🇨🇦
Tomorrow we head to Portland, OR, where Nev and I will go our separate ways for 10 days...

A dream...

29 August 2017 | Liquidity Winery, Oliver, BC
I dream of a table just like this one,
laden with yummy food,
surrounded by my favorite people laughing and telling wonderful stories,
our glasses filled with delicious wine,
music playing,
and yes! maybe even a donkey!!
Loved the inspiring artwork we saw along the way in the Okanagan Valley.

The sun is shining!

28 August 2017 | Enderby, BC
We woke up to sunshine and blue skies...
I pray Texas will too, soon.
Our hike up the Enderby Cliffs had us gulping in fresh air as we climbed up to look down into the agricultural valley below us.
It was a gorgeously blue way to start this day.
Vessel Name: Blue
Vessel Make/Model: Nordhavn 46
Hailing Port: Channel Islands
Crew: Neville & Maggie
Nev has dreamed about cruising around the world for years. He bought Blue from John McVie (Fleetwood Mac) 5 years ago and that brought his dream a little closer to reality. [...]
Neville Hansen: born in Durban, South Africa, moved to USA 1972, 2 sons , Trevor and daughter-in-law Star, and Dillon. Maggie Damron: born in South Africa, raised in Swaziland. Moved to the USA in 1992, 2 sons: Stephen and Christopher.
Blue's Photos - Main
Trip around Central America
49 Photos
Created 29 December 2010
While we were home from May - October
35 Photos
Created 18 October 2010
Mexico to Monterey 2010
48 Photos
Created 20 July 2010
29 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 5 May 2010
Santa Rosalia and visit to Rob and Andy
18 Photos
Created 4 April 2010
The last leg up the Sea of Cortez
27 Photos
Created 28 March 2010
Friends and hikes in Loreto
31 Photos
Created 13 March 2010
On our way up
39 Photos
Created 8 March 2010
random pictures of Mexico and friends
74 Photos
Created 28 February 2010
mum's visit
27 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 27 February 2010
Mexican Navy Rescue
10 Photos
Created 27 February 2010
Maggie's Photo's
52 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 3 February 2010
46 Photos
Created 20 January 2010
Christmas and New Year
11 Photos
Created 5 January 2010
34 Photos
Created 17 December 2009
on the way dwn
84 Photos | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 13 December 2009
visiting newport beach and dana point
5 Photos
Created 11 November 2009
Setting sail
5 Photos
Created 5 November 2009
We can't leave home without Maggie's wine
9 Photos
Created 28 September 2009
Stripping. sanding and varnishing the wood. Installing air conditioning units.
12 Photos
Created 2 August 2009

The Lucky Fish

Who: Neville & Maggie
Port: Channel Islands
Set to depart Channel Islands November 8th, 2009 We plan to head down Baja taking our time fishing and exploring ,we hope to spend a few months in the Sea of Cortez before heading down to Panama . From there to the Galapagos Islands and our Pacific Ocean crossing in February of 2011 to the Marquesas and from there who knows with our final destination Cape Town South Africa