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

Wow! Where'd the time go???

31 January 2010 | Ray here...
Nothing reminds you that you're sailing on a sailboat like lines to the winches!

Today we took apart the salon area cushions and table (our boat's living room/den) and measured for the construction of a new navigation area. While we were at it, we re-measured for the fuel tank ( I know, I know...5 times now...but better to be safe than sorry)...also to kill two birds with one stone, we've decided to construct the nav station at the same time we're changing out the 200 gallon fuel tank...both really big jobs for us but we're feeling up to it.

Tomorrow, (Monday, February 1st), Sandy and I are headed out to Port Townsend with the new/used fuel tank strapped to the top of the car going to the welder guy (it looks like a giant car-top-carrier on the little wagon!)... Anyway, we're going to have them weld it up and get it prepped for installation...shouldn't take more than a few days. Meantime, we start taking the salon floor up...big job as the 100 gallon water tank has to come out first, then the 200 gallon bad-O tank. In terms of actual construction this means removing all the flooring, disconnecting all the fuel and water lines, removing the tanks, and replacing everything the way it was before we removed it...plus the addition of a whole new fuel manifold system.

On the good side...(well it's all good) but on the "better" side...the weather's holding nice...January ended with some kind of record for the most warm days! Good weather makes doing these jobs much better...maybe we'll get a cold blast in February or late March but who knows...the weather is so unpredictable right now.

Both of us are getting really antsy now sitting out the winter...Poulsbo's a nice place...but we're not going very far very fast and we have a few thousand miles to cover....like twenty-five...thousand.

Ray out for now...
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
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Created 8 July 2010
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Created 21 June 2010
Finally getting pictures and albums started...apologize for the delay.
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Created 14 June 2010
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Created 31 May 2009

Sailing the Dream

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