Blue Water Bound

23 December 2013 | Puget Sound
17 November 2013 | Seattle and the San Juan Islands
18 February 2012 | Seattle's Tallest Skyscraper - Columbia Tower
22 January 2012 | Greenlake
18 January 2012 | Overlooking Puget Sound
07 January 2012 | Carkeek Park, Seattle
02 January 2012 | Pacific Northwest
29 December 2011 | Just off of West Point
22 December 2011
28 November 2011
10 September 2011 | San Juan Islands
26 August 2011 | San Juan Islands, Washington
30 June 2011 | Seattle
02 May 2010 | Milltown Sailing Association in Everett
02 May 2010

Our Island Hopping Honeymoon

26 August 2011 | San Juan Islands, Washington
Jamie Hood
"This is the best honeymoon we could possibly have", Kevin said every day. We worked as a team, choosing and planning where to go and how to get there. Together, we spent our days listening to the forecast, reading the tide and current charts, comparing harbors and bays, making meals, catching our food, exploring on water and land, pleasure reading, fishing, and napping. We balanced our time on and off the boat. We learned together and did things for the first time together. We only had to check the time to know when to take advantage of currents and tides. The sunset told us when to go to bed. Our bodies told us when to wake up. We had to turn on our phones to remember what day of the week it was. We listened to each other with clarity and without distraction. The two weeks flew.

As our honeymoon was coming to an end and we were making our way back to Seattle, I thought about how I didn't want to stop having the connection and the feeling of being on our honeymoon. I want to create that honeymoon feeling in our life no matter when it is or where we are. I want to bring teamwork, playfulness, spontaneity, calmness, adventure and physical touch into our structured, busy, city lives. I want to be on our honeymoon forever.

Vessel Name: Nirvana
Vessel Make/Model: San Juan 7.7
Hailing Port: Port of Seattle
Crew: Jamie and Kevin Hood
About: We're going blue water sailing, but first there are things we need to do to get ready. We're here to share what we are doing to prepare for our trip. We hope to inspire those who might like to do the same and learn from those who have stories and lessons to contribute to us.
Extra: I make jewelry too! Sweet Nirvana Jewels was created out of a passion for beads and sailing. All profits are put in to Jamie and Kevin's boat fund, which supports the adventures they have together sailing the waves and racing the wind.
Nirvana's Photos - Main
Some random photos of our first year sailing Nirvana
6 Photos
Created 2 May 2010

Who: Jamie and Kevin Hood
Port: Port of Seattle
Who is staring at the sea is already sailing a little. ~Paul Carvel