09 August 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
30 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA - still
24 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
22 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
17 July 2010 | Port angeles, WA
16 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
13 July 2010 | Port Angeles, Wa
11 July 2010 | Port Angeles, Wa
10 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
10 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
08 July 2010 | Port Angeles, Wa (duh)
07 July 2010 | Victoria Harbor
05 July 2010 | Victoria B.C.
03 July 2010 | Roche Harbor San Juan Islands
30 June 2010 | Bedwell Harbor Poet's Cove Resort
28 June 2010 | MBVIBC
27 June 2010 | Maple Bay (still) but headed up to Chemanis
25 June 2010 | Maple Bay

Yeeehaaa! Long Range Internet is Working!!!

23 August 2009 | Ray here
As the blog title states: The long range Internet is working!!!...a big "Whew" here.

When I first tried to get Wi-Fi on this Dell out in the harbor, I got about 3 websites and two were secure linked so they were not usable... and the third reported low power. Hooked up my Engenious system w/amplified cable and omni-directional antenna and Presto! got like...3 more sites...then I moved the antenna up 4 feet off the deck and got 5 more for a total of 11 sites!!!...the higher I went the more sites I got. I have 30' of amplified cable that I can pull up the mast so odds are increasing. Pretty soon I should be able to get God's Wi-Fi... It's a big deal for us...less travel to the store to get internet.

Next...the AIS system. (Automatic Identification)...picks up ships on our chart plotter in real-time....it's like a very specialized radar receiver system.

Also working on improving or map positioning locator on this website...no we are not out in the middle of the Bay...just not good enough numbers. I'll correct it next update.


Vessel Name: Pure Joy
Vessel Make/Model: Islander Freeport 41
Hailing Port: Seattle, Washington USA
Crew: Co-Captains Ray and Sandy
Retired July '09. This is our second sailboat together. Before, Sandy had a Morgan '38 which she sailed from Port Angeles around Puget Sound. Sandy has motored to Mexico in the 70's...and lived and worked on her own boat for 3 years in Alaska. [...]
Extra: We are happy to report we are actually doing exactly what we really really really really really want to do...(short of winning the lottery of couse :)...in any case...it's PURE JOY! HF Contact: KF7IDH
Pure Joy's Photos - Main
Pictures upon arrival in Port Angeles
7 Photos
Created 8 July 2010
4 Photos
Created 7 July 2010
3 Photos
Created 21 June 2010
Finally getting pictures and albums started...apologize for the delay.
5 Photos
Created 14 June 2010
1 Photo | 1 Sub-Album
Created 31 May 2009

Sailing the Dream

Who: Co-Captains Ray and Sandy
Port: Seattle, Washington USA