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

A Pleasant Suprise!

24 April 2010
Greetings to our Chehalis Tribe co-workers! What a pleasant surprise to hear from you all! Glad to hear that Scott is back and we want to note that we truly miss all of you...wondering of course, how things are going and how everyone is doing. In one sense, leaving feels like yesterday, and on the other hand...it feels like such a long time ago. I do want to report that retirement is the greatest invention since sliced bread!! Of course I still believe I should have been allowed to retire when I was like..12 or 14 or so...(work never made any sense to me...but then I also believe I should have won the lottery... or as a minimum...had my own kingdom with servants). As it is, I count my blessings...especially when I find myself pondering in the mornings... which kind of coffee I'm going to fix while watching the commuter jam-up reports in Seattle....and you have no idea how stressful it is to have to decide which donut to choose from the famous Poulsbo bakery...always having to find one that will go best with Café Vita or Sertino's Double Roast....usually when I get stressed from these kind of decisions... I just turn over and sleep on it a while.
On the normal side, Sandy and I are within minutes of cutting the lines and heading out, for the second time now, on our big adventure. If you've followed our (rather boring) blog, you know that we chose to stay in the area because we just couldn't make the weather window last fall...at least that was our excuse. Our blog looks boring to me because we haven't actually done anything yet...meaning truly get out of Dodge!). The real reality is, that we felt like we needed some more skill and practice and we also concluded that the boat wasn't ready either. (Oh..and some stuff about family not wanting us to go etc...)... so, after some thought, we decided to hold up in Poulsbo...a nice place to hang out and maybe get some work done...close... but not too close to our relates ...far too close to the bakery though.
Now we're once again preparing to leave on the big journey...new sails, new systems, and hopefully a little better prepared. Next stop for us is the San Juan's, then... turning left...heading out of the Strait...pointing South to Mexico. Did I mention that I really didn't like cold (just a reminder here for anyone who might have forgotten). Sandy reminds me that I should be really grateful that we've had such a relatively nice winter here. Somehow though, my brain has trouble finding any gratitude for cold anything. Anyway, thanks to friends here, we've had a car to use...and we've been able to accomplish some rather necessary tasks on the boat. As they say..."cruising means just having more exotic places to work on your boat!"
Boating aside, we've thought about you all a lot, but, as stated, we really didn't have anything to report. (I suspect that story will be changing fast now that we're really on our way). Sandy has her camera going so maybe that should help our blog too. We have followed the tribal newspaper so we're kind of up on generalities of tribal doings, but as you know the real truth hides behind the headlines...especially on the Res! We voted that maybe now a phone call might be in order...perhaps early next week...until then...thanks for the note and response to the blog...more info as we travel.
Kay...congrats on getting the engine running! Does this mean you guys are up and running and are going to go to Mexico with us??? Ha! BTW...you know I can't imagine anything superseding BBQ....nothing...especially work related stuff....well...maybe being less that alive...but only then if it's a closed casket!... BTW I'm trying to talk Sandy into making a trip back down to Oly for a couple of things...like BBQ and Sushi...but alas...doesn't look like we can make it happen...we've done run out of time...sign us...Carless in Poulsbo.
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