Lucky Fish

the adventure has begun

21 September 2017 | Oxnard, CA
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

Only two goals!

29 April 2013 | Cannon Beach, Oregon.
The update came through again the next morning: Nev, Matt and BLUE were doing well despite a bumpy night, both of them so tired at this point that they actually got some good sleep, and they were going to keep moving... and so I needed to as well. I set two goals for myself that day and was lucky enough to achieve both!
#1 Lunch at the Pelican Pub in Pacific City which Nev and I had visited last time we drove this coastline, but only after hiking the massive sand dune nearby. I hiked up in 10 minutes and down in 2... the views were stunning and I could see a boat way out at sea that I decided was BLUE and took comfort! Lunch of steamed clams loaded with garlic and parsley was scrumptious!
#2 To walk Cannon Beach. Matt had recommended this stop and he was right. My campsite at Sea Venture Campground was the best so far along the way, just far enough from the 101 to be quiet and close enough to the beach to walk. The tide, once again, was way out, at least a quarter of a mile I would say (probably due to the full moon), and the chilly air kept me moving along quickly. The Tillamook Bay Lighthouse is clearly visible and, again, I felt comfy knowing that Nev and Matt were going to be safely passing by guided by its light. The fog early morning has been dense all along the way, burning off around 2 in the afternoon... the lighthouses were more valuable to me now than ever before.
I planned to stay for two nights... thought it would be good to settle for a day or so before packing up again. But that was not to be as the men checked in and said they were keeping on track and expected to round Cape Flattery and into the Straits of Juan de Fuca early Sunday morning!! They were moving faster than I was!
I planned my trip for the next morning, it was going to be a 5 and a half hour drive to Neah Bay, and climbed into bed early after a delicious meal of mushrooms cooked in coconut butter which I enjoyed around my campfire built out of Colgate toothpaste boxes, the only kindling I could find!!
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