Sailing on Starshine

Vessel Name: Starshine
Vessel Make/Model: Outbound 44
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA
Crew: Pat and Melodie Williams
About: We have been "working the plan" since 2004 when Pat began taking sailing lessons. That lead to a few sailing vacations on sailboats. Melodie took some classes too. We purchased our boat in 2011.
24 October 2017 | Oakland, CA
04 September 2017 | South Lake Tahoe CA
04 September 2017 | Culver OR
04 September 2017 | Culver OR
04 September 2017 | Redmond Oregon
17 July 2017 | Polson Montana
31 May 2017 | Our new Camper in Ira Texas
04 May 2017 | Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit Mexico
04 April 2017 | La Cruz Anchorage
12 March 2017 | Chamela Bay
12 March 2017 | Tenicatita Bay
18 February 2017 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
29 January 2017 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
19 January 2017 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
06 January 2017 | St Thomas USVI
06 January 2017 | Balboa Panama
30 November 2016 | Golfito Costa Rica
02 November 2016 | Marina San Carlos
27 October 2016 | Copper Canyon - Hotel Mirador
27 October 2016 | Copper Canyon in Chihuahua
Recent Blog Posts
24 October 2017 | Oakland, CA

Where have we been?

I have been neglecting our blog since early September. I wrote an update but made the classic mistake of not saving my work. You have seen me make this mistake in the past, but it appears I have not learned my lesson! So here it goes again, post # 2……

04 September 2017 | South Lake Tahoe CA

Snakes to the Lake

Today is Labor Day, September 4, 2017.

04 September 2017 | Culver OR

Solar Eclipse

Today is Monday August 21 and we saw the Solar Eclipse this morning!

04 September 2017 | Culver OR

Solar Eclipse

Today is Monday August 21 and we saw the Solar Eclipse this morning!

04 September 2017 | Redmond Oregon

Idaho Loop Glacier/Yellowstone/Grand Teton

Today is Tuesday August 15 and we are camping in Haystack Campground, a US Forest Service facility just south of Madras OR. We had spent a week back in July scoping out various sites in eastern Oregon, but we ended up here. It is a nice facility and the spots aren’t stacked on top of each other. Our [...]

17 July 2017 | Polson Montana

Arizona to Montana

Today is Sunday July 16, 2017.

Solar Eclipse

04 September 2017 | Culver OR
Pat and Melodie
Today is Monday August 21 and we saw the Solar Eclipse this morning!
We’ve stayed in this camp site for 8 days now. We haven’t been out on the highway since Tuesday, so we don’t know if they traffic is as terrible as they say.

On Tuesday 8/16 we drove over to Smith Rock State Park and when for a walk there. It’s another volcanic area and was neat to see. It’s a popular spot for rock climbing and we saw many people climbing up the rocky cliffs.

The week was quiet. We had limited Internet. I got a chance to complete many projects on the camper. I installed a new roof vent in the bathroom. I replaced two inoperative light fixtures on the exterior. I cleaned and waxed the front of the camper. And I cleaned a few odds and ends. I find it’s always easier to buy the replacement parts than it is to install them. Anyway, the camper list is really short right now.

We stayed in our campsite for the eclipse this morning. It was spectacular! We had the solar glasses and got to watch as it got progressively darker and cooler. We were in the Path of Totality and got about 1 minute 40 seconds of totality. There was a 360 sunset, we saw stars and a planet, and Mount Jefferson to the west got dark. We saw the leaves make crescent shaped shadows (photo). The crickets started chirping and the geese were honking. It was a successful viewing.

This afternoon we put the camper back on the truck (only 20 minutes this time!). We drove a mile and half to the KOA nearby to dump our waste tank and get propane. They wanted $20 to dump, so we only bought propane. Tomorrow we will head south, most likely staying at Lava Beds NM again. Then we land in the Bay Area for the annual Snakes to the Lake Cobra Run! Yeah! Looking forward to seeing friends we haven’t seen in a year.
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