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

All Grown Up & The Hots For Snowbird

10 September 2016 | Hoonah, Southeast Alaska
Dave
Dressed for the girls

Yep - those of you who followed our earlier blogs, way back in the early days of our voyage, will have relished stories about when we were a crew of three. Back then we home-educated Henry onboard Sänna whilst we sailed the tropics making our way around-the-world... and now Bealy is fifteen, we're in Alaska and he splits his time between ourselves and his dad back in England. Of course, his mom is still special and whenever he can he's back with us onboard. And why not? Those days were and still are special to each of us.

We've just spent two more fantastic months, the three of us, sailing from Sitka to Hoonah in Alaska... a sail that took us through the infamous Peril Straits to Angoon, then to the naked bathing sulphur baths of Tenakee Springs - and then an amazing venture north into Glacier Bay National Park where we spent our time filming grizzly bears and climbing the glaciers. But I'm gonna let you into a little secret about my fast growing step-son...

You see, Henry's now fifteen and likes girls. And so I have a little story to tell you. Some of you may have seen the reality TV show 'Alaskan Bush People'... it's aired on the Discovery Channel and purports to tell the true-to-life story of the Brown Family who live wild in the mountain forests of Chigacoff Island close to Hoonah. Much of the filming is carried out in Hoonah and Henry, it's fair to say, is an avid follower. I've long suspected Henry had a crush on one of the Brown girls and so it proved... there's two to choose from... Snowbird who's the younger side of twenty and Rain who's the older side of thirteen. Through various things that have happened whilst we've been in Hoonah we've got to know the Brown family reasonably well... we're the 'Englisman boat people' according to Noah Brown. I got talking to Noah and he asked who the blond curly-haired English boy was who wore the bandana because, he said, one of his sisters was asking...

Cutting things short it was then suggested by someone unknown, to the show's producers, that a storyline involving a 'love relationship' between a worldly-wise English boy, who's sailed his way intrepidly to Alaska all the way from England, and either of the Brown girls might make good TV viewing. Henry, unsurprisingly, was deadly keen but his erstwhile mom said absolutely not... putting her foot down in no uncertain terms. 'He's too young and will find the whole thing utterly disagreeable,' she said. So love was not to be.

A short while later Bradon, our very good friend from the fishing vessel Icy Queen, said to Henry that his friend knows a friend, who's own sister's friend's cousin went on a filmed date with one of the Brown brothers... and was paid twenty grand by the show's producers. This had the effect of causing a somewhat heated debate between a mom and her beloved son...

Henry, it's fair to say, is not a happy bunny.
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Please visit our SV Sänna website for more details of our circumnavigation voyage from the UK. Also at www.facebook.com/SV.Sanna
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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