Our Journeys

As the name implies this blog follows our journeys, wherever they may lead.

29 March 2020 | Green Valley, Az.
02 July 2018 | Ocean Park, Wa
19 October 2017 | Green Valley, Az.
20 June 2017 | Ocean Park, Wa.
31 December 2015 | Green Valley, Az
26 September 2015 | Pairasio Base, Green Valey, Az
31 May 2015 | Ocean Park, Wa.
31 December 2014 | Pairaiso Base Green Valley, Az
02 November 2014 | Green Valley, Az.
30 June 2014 | DBBB - Longbeach, Wa
28 October 2013 | Mesa, Az
29 May 2013 | Mckinney, Texas
31 March 2013 | Ocean Park, Washington
20 December 2011 | Mazatlan, Mexico
07 March 2011 | Mazatlan & State Side
29 January 2011 | Mazatlan

No Cruise This season

22 March 2010 | Mazatlan
The Skipper
Between the boat projects, the grieving process and the shrinking cruise window duration it became apparent around the 1st of March that we we not going to be ready any time soon and progress had almost ground to a halt by then anyway. We made a decision to fore go any attempt at leaving Mazatlan. This took the pressure off and allowed the skipper some space to reboot the emotions.

Some friends from Portland were down for their annual vacation so we spent some time with them and revised the project list with the must get done new items added. Went to see the movies (Avatar, Alice) eat out several times, watched videos at our friends condo and generally relaxed.

Two new things did make themselves apparent. First the head hosing had to be cleaned out twice and the unit rebuilt twice (isn't boating fun ... NOT) and then lately the refrigerator seemed to not be keeping things cold. We cleaned to raw water filter and removed and cleaned the pump head but it didn't make any difference. So today the service guy showed up, tested the system and said "No Gas, man".

Refer SiRefer Nada


He removed the entire unit and took it with him, hope he doesn't forget where we live. He said manana, but that means not today! So we'll see ....

Some boat projects have gotten done and today the skipper sanded the three booms for painting. So slowly things are starting to move forward.

Our exit plans should start around mid April include visiting folk in Arizona and Texas. Susan will be taking a trip to visit her mom from Texas and we may take a side trip to Minnesota before heading back to the Northwest. Well that's what we know now. Of course that was written in the sand at low tide ...

Thanks for visiting our blog. More to follow for sure!
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Vessel Name: Perpetua
Vessel Make/Model: 1964 Piver Victress Trimaran
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon
Crew: Pat & Susan Canniff
About: Pat has owned Perpetua since 1975, she was built in 1964. Pat's dream started before he purchased Perpetua. Susan joined the dream 26 years ago. Together they made it a reality. We left our homeport in 1999, cruised down the Columbia River and turned left for points south.
Extra: Never let the dream fade. Pat once got an award, from his local yacht club, for having the longest 5 year plan, in the club. Create a plan, work the plan, and keep on dreaming.
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