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

Calling in reinforcements!

16 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
Still waiting for the injector pump to return from the hospital...meanwhile...decided to call my son-in-law in to help with re-installation and also in helping us get up the mast as we need to correct a VHF antenna problem and hook up our new LED tri-light.

Began going over the boat yesterday and checking out the steering system including rudder, pedistal connections, and quadrant connections. Today involves setting up the boom preventer and securing all the stuff above and below decks. Sandy has been busy with provisions, equipment storage, and layout, putting up a lee cloth (it's a sailing thing to keep you from falling out of bed underway)..doing all the finances, and calculating the weather window.

With help, we'll get the injector pump installed (and hopefully the engine running), after that it's final installation of the monitor windvane. We figure at least one more week here...which doesn't bother me so much as this is the weekend for the local tribal canoe journey. There is supposed to be over 10,000 people in all participating and everyone going through Neah Bay...which is our stop-off-waiting-for-weather-point-before-we-head-south! Ten thousand is a real number and important when you consider the normal town population is around 100-200!
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

Sailing the Dream

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