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

Haul Out Day Passed

08 August 2009 | Ray Here...
This is where we are supposed to be and what we are supposed to be looking like...but alas...we're still back at the dock.

So yesterday we were supposed to haul out...didn't happen. The deal is, there simply wasn't enough time to get the engine running so we had to call and cancel the haul out...which involved further calls and cancellations with the 60' lift I rented to work on the mast.

Today becomes a big day as I finally got the engine back together and ready for a test-run. The newest problem is even after double and triple checking, I can't seem to get fuel to the engine...will try some different tactics today.

We're in a weird space as the power went out last night for a few hours...kind of gave us a taste of what we're in for living on the hook. "No phones, no TV, no motor cars, not a single luxury!" Our anxiety levels are a little high as neither one of us is 100% sure about the engine and today is starting-her-back-up-day after having been down for weeks. I trust I got it all back together.

Time is easing by...we're really in a crunch now with fall coming on.

Retired over a week now...starting to feel strange...and very nice to not have to get up in the AM and go to work. Our work now is the boat...very nice having the whole day to work on her (and night too if we want). Fingers crossed we get the engine running.
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