Married since 1979, we both have connections with the ocean. Bob and I grew up in the small town of Garibaldi, Oregon. The marina was where we spent a lot of our time. Bob helped with the charter boats, my father was a commercial crab and salmon fisherman. [...] We spent some years in SE Alaska, in the logging industry while our two sons were small. We then moved back to Tillamook, Oregon and ran our own logging company for some years before retiring and moving to the Florida panhandle. In 2013, we purchased our sailboat, and brought her home to Panama City in March.
We have really enjoyed our time on the boat. We have a good system down when dealing with issues that come up in anchoring, navigating, and other general issues. We have been prudent in our preparation for trips, and, so far, have avoided any serious problems. It is definitely always a learning [...]