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

Last Days of the Old Year

30 December 2009 | Happy New Year!
Ray here...
2009 was a big year for us...retirement in July, moving out of Olympia and beginning our "voyage of discovery", moving to Port Townsend, deciding to spend the winter in Poulsbo and finish some boatwork, re-uniting with some of our relatives, doing Christmas in Seattle, and finally having our granddaughter aboard over the new year! Whew! Been a big year.

The un-Sociable Security messed up our checks (November for Sandy, December for me) which makes us even gladder (gladder??) that we didn't leave all the way to Mexico as we had planned last year. We neither one got checks for the months indicated...we're having to wait now for them to correct their mistake...(this'll be good). My one hope was to leave with our checks coming in on time as the thought of not getting a check in transit could be an even greater nightmare (here we can just go into our nearest SS office...once on the water...not so easy). Oh well (shrug) not a thing we can do about it for now...Ahh!...working with good old Uncle Sam!...reminds me of my military days...(sigh).

Jillian, our granddaughter, is spending a week or so with us...she seems to have a ball on the boat and really seems to love it. She "fishes" every day on the dock and yesterday she caught a couple of crabs...fun to watch how serious she is about fishing. She also reads like crazy now (I didn't read as well as she does even in the eighth grade...she's in 2nd! No kidding!!). Anyway, she does her homework and then pretty much gets to do what she wants the rest of the day...in the evening she either reads or watches stuff on TV...Oh and she makes us both look llike beginners on the computer...what happened to my life and brain?...ha!

Starting next month, Sandy and I are supposed to really get going on the boat...we have a lot of projects so it'll be fun getting the autopilot, watermaker, windgenerator, solar panels, and radios up and running before we depart.

For now...just good times with our granddaughter!

More later...Ray
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
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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