09 August 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
30 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA - still
24 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
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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

Last full week of work...

19 July 2009 | Ray here...
Hot and Sunny Days!
I keep the above picture in mind when the stress gets high!

A few days to go at work then we really get to pile on the hours of prepping the boat. Sandy is working double time too...both of us weekends and after hours! Dealing with this little heat wave we're having up her in the PNW doesn't make it easier either, although it does prepare us for Mexico and points south.

Waiting now for the weekend to be over so we can get the exhaust parts welded...I think I have everything we need to do the job. This whole thing with the exhaust and engine is very tiring and trying. The only time we have to have a schedule in the next 5 years or so is right now to get out of here before late September. We're told that the weather sets in and we hae to deal with fall off-the-coast winds, fog, and high seas. We prefer not.

Last week of work and we both have mixed feelings...wanting it to be over with on the one hand...and nervous about the drop in pay on the other. It's going to be weird not having to get up and go to work any more. Meantime...we're doubling up to catch up.
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Vessel Name: Pure Joy
Vessel Make/Model: Islander Freeport 41
Hailing Port: Seattle, Washington USA
Crew: Co-Captains Ray and Sandy
About:
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