s/v Sunshine

The Cruising Adventures of the Thoreson Family

14 July 2009
08 July 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
13 June 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama- still
06 June 2009 | Empire, MI/ SB Marina, Panama
15 May 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
15 April 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
14 April 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
12 April 2009 | Carribean, North of Panama
11 April 2009 | Carribean, North of Panama
10 April 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
10 April 2009 | 9.3691,-79.9503
10 April 2009 | 9.3797,-79.9345
09 April 2009 | Lake Gatun, Panama
09 April 2009 | 9.3442,-79.9075
09 April 2009 | 9.2718,-79.9234
08 April 2009 | Panama Canal
08 April 2009 | 9.2176,-79.8913
08 April 2009 | 9.0159,-79.6118
08 April 2009 | 8.905,-79.5307
07 April 2009 | Playita Anchorage Panama City

From one Extreme to the Other!

17 August 2007 | Traverse City, MI/ Bahia del Sol, El Salvador
Another showing! YES! But this time instead of being one of the coolest days of the summer, it's probably the Hottest day of the year! Wednesday, August 1st, we have someone coming at 7:30 p.m.-What is actually quite amazing and very coincidental, is that Jim was already going to take Wed. off for us to go to the beach- it was forecasted to be in the mid to upper 90's around here. A lot like El Salvador! On Tuesday we got "the call"! Another realtor has someone who wants to see our house the next day- well, there goes the beach idea, but yaknowwhat? It will be worth it skipping that one beach day for dozens more while it's cold and snowy and blustery here at home! Also, the date, first day of August, couldn't be better timing for us to be able to get a deal made and have a closing and be out of here by mid-September or so! Thankfully, the lawn had already been mowed a couple days before! So we got the house presentable, Jim worked in the morning putting the last few pieces of siding up, (we put tyvek on last year) then the rest of the day in his workshop in the basement- where it's cooler, and then loaded up his truck with more stuff to store or give away, and the van with goodies for Goodwill. But oh, with it being so HOT, this time instead of dripping wet from rain, we were dripping in sweat! Since we had to leave for the showing anyway, we still went down to Lake Michigan for about an hour and cooled and rinsed off- oh was that refreshing!
Santos continues to work on the deck. The main area is painted from the wheelhouse forward. He also sent us pix of the wheel, he sanded it down and refinished it, it looks beautiful! He even sent pix of some carvings he came across while sanding some of the woodwork. Some of the craftsmanship from the original owner is starting to shine through under layers of grime and dust.
He told us shortly after we left there at the end of May that when we come back this fall, we won't recognize Sunshine, she'll be so clean and shiny, I'm beginning to believe him!
Vessel Name: Sunshine
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Ed Horstman Tristar Trimaran
Hailing Port: Traverse City, MI
Crew: Jim, Amy, Bridget, Micah, & Jenaya
We have been married almost 19 years, Bridget is now 14, Micah is almost 8, Jenaya is 5. We have a strong Christian/Catholic Faith, love spending time together & exploring this beautiful World. [...]
We purchased Sunshine in Feb. '07. She was in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador. We flew down in Nov. '07, spent 4 months getting her ready, building a new, larger dinghy, enjoying El Salvador & the friends we made. We then took the next 2 1/2 months sailing from there to Panama City. Now the next leg [...]
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The Thoreson Crew

Who: Jim, Amy, Bridget, Micah, & Jenaya
Port: Traverse City, MI