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

Jewel Across The Straits

06 June 2016 | Port Townsend
Marie
A long way from home

There's a harbour that's something special, we've heard it said. A small jewel just across the Straits not too far from this rather dismal Anacortes Private Marina where we're killing time right now, tied alongside fancy powerboats and their owners who don't know the sea. They call it Port Townsend and we've heard about it before, sometimes from a long way away. We've listened to good things, rumours about traditional wooden-crafted sailing boats and the Yankee hardcore free-spirit we know does exist, that professional grit and determination we've found in so many American sailors all over the Pacific. They sail in their strange double-ended sailboats, those canoe-sterned vessels that always seem to ride the biggest seas with amazing ease. We've usually got to know them well, adventurous die-hard nut-heads who tell unbelievable tales and who have yellowy crooked teeth that have not been straightened and whitened in the American way. They have that familiar far-off look in their eyes, that same strange misty gaze we've seen in mad-head Germans and arrogant Scandinavians, those stylishly weird French and wonderfully intrepid Italians... real sailors who don't care much for the wealthy owners of powerboats you find in places like Anacortes where rich boys rarely leave harbour. We know Morning Star is over there so we're heading for Port Townsend to see what's about.

There, we're told, we'll find real sailors who bow to the wind, sailing vessels that can cross the sea...
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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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