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

Back in Bedwell...really nice trip down!

30 June 2010 | Bedwell Harbor Poet's Cove Resort
Ray here
Supposed to be a 5-7 hour run down from Maple Bay to Bedwell...we did it in 3 1/2 (of course we had outgoing tide pushing us all the way). We did get ground speeds over 8 knotts! Sorrry Willow...no wind to speak of so it was a motor boat ride. Just an FYI as far as sailing...my opinion...Pure Joy sails better than Mariah...not simplier but certainly faster and she doesn't heal over as much We only had two sails up and pushed close to 7 knotts at times. We did get all four out for a while but we ran out of space and time...she handled beautifully...(well except for the deck crew). Our real sail-a-athon begins when we get to Esquimalt (just after Victoria and before P.A.). We need real ocean stuff not this very beautiful but very flat inland stuff. We're not bugged about it as we figure we'll end up motoring most of the way down the coast...at least that's what most people tell us going in July.

So, currently, we're at Bedwell...tomorrow we're headed to Roche Harbor to get mail and eat more food..about 6 miles fr omhere. Okay so we're here resting from our vacation....way stressed having to decide between the hot tube,and pool...or Breve'....I've opted for all three! Weather's holding up pretty good although it's forcasted to rain over the 3rd and 4th.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 9th-10-th-and 11th,,,meantime we're suffering along.

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
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