sailing vessel Sänna

Blogs from our sailing vessel Sänna. Eastwards from England to New Zealand... & sailing circumnavigation.

11 September 2021 | Nottingham, England
11 August 2021 | No Location
25 June 2021 | England
30 April 2021 | Lockdown in England
14 April 2021 | Lockdown - Nottingham, England
31 March 2021 | Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk, England
09 March 2021 | Vista Mar, Panama
17 February 2021 | Sherwood, Nottingham, England
07 February 2021 | Sherwood, England
28 January 2021 | In national lockdown, Nottingham, England
28 December 2020 | Nottingham, England
20 October 2020 | Vista Mar, Panama
23 April 2020 | Vista Mar, Panama
08 March 2020 | Boca Chica, Panama
25 February 2020 | Curu Wildlife Refuge, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
17 February 2020 | Bahiá Ballena, Costa Rica
17 January 2020 | Marina Papagayo, Costa Rica
16 December 2019 | Playa Del Coco, Costa Rica
11 December 2019 | San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

Anacortes Exceedingly Private Marina

09 May 2016 | Anacortes, Washington State.
Dave
Photo: Lined up on parade...

A raggedy English sailboat pulling into someone's privately owned berth here in Anacortes Marina caused something of a stir would you believe. There's no transient moorage in this marina I was told in no uncertain terms by various salubrious boat owners who were clearly of the more monied type. I explained our arrangement to the first guy who came along to ask, you know, just to check us out, that the berth owner's boat had been hauled out of the water for a month and that we'd done a mutual deal to use his spot. I said the same to the second guy who asked and then to the third who just happened by. But then, I heard that the first guy checked in the office anyway, just in case I was pulling a winger. The fourth guy who asked was a little more friendly but I could see in his eye he was uneasy... 'we've never had such thing as an English sailboat in here before,' he said. All of this happened within the first couple of hours of tying up.

Later in the evening a fifth guy knocked loudly on Sänna's hull, demanding to know why we were tied up here, right here in his friend's slip? I responded impatiently this time, telling him that I'd been fortunate, that I'd won the berth in a game of cards, indeed I was now the proud owner. The English are always extremely good at poker, I said. He was horrified. He didn't know his friend Jake was a gambler he said. Then, to make this fellow feel a little more sympathetic to his friend, I explained that I'd dealt a sneaky hand, a bad one from beneath the deck, that I'd be forever grateful if he didn't tell because we had nowhere else to go with our boat. He disappeared abruptly, very abruptly in fact. I already knew I was stupid - I had a sudden bad feeling. Come the next morning, quite early, I received a voice message on my phone asking that I present myself at the marina office first thing Monday morning. Of course, on Monday things didn't go well...

Later on Monday I received a call from Jake himself. He was laughing loudly, explaining to me his wife had already received two calls from her friends... 'did you know Jake lost your boat slip to an Englishman at poker....'

Never play poker with an Englishman is wot I say.
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Vessel Name: Sänna
Vessel Make/Model: Ocean 50 (Bavaria)
Hailing Port: Poole UK
Crew: Dave & Marie Ungless
About:
We have sailed together for over ten years now, leaving the Mediterranean to head eastwards. Our destination was Australia and New Zealand which we achieved in 2012 before attempting a full round-the-world circumnavigation across the pacific and back to the UK. [...]
Extra: Sänna is a hybrid Bavaria Ocean 50, custom built for bue water ocean cruising. The build and re-fit specification is high and to date boasts over 56,000 miles of ocean cruising. For more information visit our main website at www.sanna-uk.com.
Home Page: http://www.sanna-uk.com
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