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

Wading thru the winter...

25 January 2010 | Ray here...
Greetings all!...Wish I was sending this to you live...but alas we're still in Poulsbo. Meantime...this is a picture iof one of our major destinations...about 100 miles north of La Paz, Mexico. Notice the lack of other boats...like none for 100's of miles...Yeeehaa!

Time finally seems to be jumping by as we've rounded the new year!....Wow!...it's almost tax time! Weather's turned out unseasonable warm lately...I'm not holding my breath though....I just know there's a dark cloud lurking out there somewhere.

Onward into the winter...Sandy's plunging along into her celestial navigation work...shooting the stars with the sextant and all that...way complicated!!!....lots of math and all that but she reports having a good time and feels like she's getting it. Way over my head! I can't even find North on the compass.

For me...I've really expanded my Spanish...moved off of my first words like...taco and burrito...to more complicated phrases like "Que Banjo?" (I think that's got something to do with bathroom...although, when I've use it, so far, they've only shown me a picture of bathroom...I suspect something gets lost in the translation)! I've written the Mexican embassy suggesting they change some of their words to fit our English language a little better...so far not too many good responses....( I did get one letter talking about some guy named Stupid Gringo). On the other hand , I figure I'll do fine with Mexico money...I've got money down as long as they don't have anything over a dollar! I already have a couple of their paper "pesos"...and like Canada, their money looks like Monopoly money...in fact, I' m thinking of just going down and buying a couple of Monopoly games and swiping the money out..from the sounds of it it's worth about the same.

Everything else is cruising along fine for now....

Hope everyone is making it through the winter...'tll next round...Ray out.

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