Cruising on Just Lucky

The travels of the sailboat Just Lucky and the able crew

02 April 2022
02 April 2022
30 March 2022
30 March 2022 | Above Ensenada Grande
28 January 2022
17 December 2021
17 December 2021
17 December 2021
16 December 2021
16 December 2021
16 December 2021
13 October 2021
13 October 2021 | Avila Beach
22 September 2021
01 September 2021
11 August 2021
18 December 2017 | Sitka, AK
12 December 2017 | Sitka

In The Beginning...

28 April 2017 | Sequim Bay, WA
Ron
We are currently in Sequim Bay waiting to go across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Canada. But how did we get here you may ask?

Well that is a long story; and if you are going to follow the blog you may as well know a little about us and how we got here. And I'll try to make it short :>)

We started taking a beginning sailing course through the Mountaineers, of all things, thinking it would be a great family thing to do. It morphed into more lessons for Ron through a series of classes in Anacortes, WA and then into a club membership with the Seattle Sailing Club - great group - where both Ron and Kirsten took more lessons. Along the way we ended up getting a boat to put into a lease program at the Club as well. So there we were, owning a boat - a 34' Hanse - and taking a few lessons and doing some racing to boot. We would cruise our Hanse, "Silver Girl", during the summer and always wanted to keep going when the vacation time ran out. We kept wondering what is further up there?

Fast forward 5 years and we sold our original boat and bought a different one; had our youngest move out of the house; and sold the house as well! We moved onto our new-to-us boat in August of 2016. Now there's a feat - stuffing a 3,000 sq ft house onto a 40 ft boat!

After whittling down the house items, we now have just one storage spot and have done a lot of leaning out on the boat as well. We have been getting the boat ready to travel since then and are now off on our journey.

Follow along with us and see where we go - and what situations we get into!
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Vessel Name: Just Lucky
Vessel Make/Model: Pacific Seacraft 40
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Ron & Kirsten Risden
About: Retired and seeking new places to travel to and explore. Traveling up the Inside Passage to SE Alaska and exploring the coast along the way.
Just Lucky's Photos - Main
3 Photos
Created 2 April 2022
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Created 2 April 2022
6 Photos
Created 30 March 2022
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Created 30 March 2022
Visited the islands outside La Paz after leaving that great city for the second time
5 Photos
Created 30 March 2022
National Park of two islands (Espiritu Santo and Partida) very close to La Paz. Beautiful hiking and snorkeling.
6 Photos
Created 28 January 2022
Christmas in La Paz with family
6 Photos
Created 28 January 2022
5 Photos
Created 17 December 2021
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Created 17 December 2021
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Created 16 December 2021
3 Photos
Created 16 December 2021
Baha Haha Event
7 Photos
Created 16 December 2021
4 Photos
Created 13 October 2021
3 Photos
Created 13 October 2021
4 Photos
Created 22 September 2021
Local highlights
6 Photos
Created 1 September 2021
Photos of the Powell River area and just prior to Desolation Sound proper
5 Photos
Created 29 July 2017
Shots from the trip up and back and in the Inlet
6 Photos
Created 29 July 2017
Pender Harbor photos
4 Photos
Created 29 July 2017
Shots of the Cove and the hike we took
4 Photos
Created 18 May 2017
Various photos along the way
3 Photos
Created 18 May 2017
Shots of the Strait and Bowen Island activities
4 Photos
Created 12 May 2017
Places we've eaten or had a drink along the way that we enjoyed
7 Photos
Created 12 May 2017
Things we did in Ganges
5 Photos
Created 12 May 2017
Boats and other vehicles or mechanical items I've seen along the way that I thought were cool or looked very nice
5 Photos
Created 12 May 2017
Crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca
2 Photos
Created 29 April 2017
Photos of the boat and boat projects
9 Photos
Created 27 April 2017