S/V KARMA IV

A Canadian Bayfield 36, two full time sailors/explorers and Puddles, our seafaring chocolate lab.

27 June 2013 | Dartmouth Yacht Club
09 January 2013 | Hong Kong
07 January 2013 | Dartmouth, ns
15 December 2012 | Home in Dartmouth
13 October 2012
17 September 2012 | Halifax Harbour and abouts
15 September 2012 | Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
12 September 2012 | DYC
29 August 2012
27 August 2012 | In the bilge of Karma
17 August 2012 | DYC
15 August 2012
10 August 2012
06 August 2012
03 August 2012
12 July 2012
08 July 2012

A few changes since Hong Kong!

27 June 2013 | Dartmouth Yacht Club
As I effortlessly begin my umpteenth attempt at updating our blog the strong winds of change have swept through our lives. Since our last entry Nancy and I visited Vietnam, spent weeks with our great friend Ron in Cambodia then spent weeks more immersed up to our eyeballs in sunshine ...and a nice pool. We both took a long deep breath in Ko Lanta, Thailand where we hunked down and chilled out... about as much as I have in recent memory. We read, talked, sipped gin (mixed with the nicest orange juice I ever tasted) and we dared to think outside the box....like playing "what if" ...except for real. In that pool we came up with a plan, a plan so fantastic it would surely be the greatest gamble in our lives.... and all we had to do was have the courage to just. do. it..... gitter dun, look forward not back, big dreams unfulfilled.....

Three months since that promise to ourselves we have sold our house in Nova Scotia, visited Vancouver Island, British Columbia and have just returned from our second trip there after obtaining a property on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada. We will pack what we have left by August and drive west some 6000 km over 13 days. So far so good...the PLAN is working!

KARMA IV will play an even greater part in our lives now, as both floating cottage and escape pod, from the madness that exists on todays roads... glad I had the sailor bug.

and now back to our regular programming....KARMA
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Vessel Name: Karma IV
Vessel Make/Model: 1988 Bayfield 36
Hailing Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Crew: Allan & Nancy
About:
Allan and Nancy are both retired military folks who wanted to travel beyond the confines of the resorts and the canned vacations. A week in paradise was no longer going to be enough, what was enough were the long cold winters, too few daylight hours and the hibernation from living all year round.... [...]
Extra:
In late summer of 2009, Nancy and I had the opportunity to visit Newfoundland on the Atlantic east coast quickly followed by a marathon drive around Vancouver Island on the Pacific west coast of Canada. These two trips made us realize that joining the convoys of RV's, campers and cars just wasn't [...]
Karma IV's Photos - Main
Starting in the northern city of Hanoi, we ventured forth to explore this country and in the process we came to the realization that three weeks would not be enough, for Vietnam is as diverse and interesting as any place we have visited!
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Created 15 March 2013
2 Sub-Albums
Created 18 December 2012
14 Sub-Albums
Created 18 December 2012
All things good that happened to our Bayfield 36, KARMA IV
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Created 5 September 2012
One of the biggest concerns about our cruising plan was how it would impact our beloved family pet dog and, conversely, how she would impact our visits to restricted islands.
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Created 30 May 2012
18 Photos
Created 26 May 2012

Who: Allan & Nancy
Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia