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

Oak Harbor

09 May 2010
Well, we're out here...cruising it. Currently in Oak Harbor (WA)...anchored out in the middle of a fish bowl (well it feels like that anyway). Actually, we're in the middle of a beautiful, almost perfectly circular bay. On one "side" of the circle is the marina, on the other is the entrance the rest is ...oh...maybe 5000 houses all pointed right directly at the water...where we are...in the middle! Talk about people who live in glass houses...this thing is about a mile around, 10 feet deep where we are, and everywhere else it's three feet deep! Good thing our anchor is holding! ...Oh...and to top it off...we're the only boat out here...it's suspect it's sort of like trying to camp out inconspicuously, in the middle of a football stadium. Way weird for s who like to go by un-noticed.

Beautiful weather, no wind, temps in the 60's and 40's with plenty of sunshine. I told Sandy this is our practice for the sun in California and Mexico. We have all the NW stuff going on here...eagles, whales, otters and seals, lots of sea and shore birds....and in the early morning (like now) the bay is like a mill pond...reflecting like a perfect mirror.

While here we've been running and testing our equipment...generator, watermaker, wind generator, solar panels, anchoring system and radios. We've fine tuned everything including the dink and outboard...so far all systems are "go" for launch...ha!

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
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