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

Raining and cool out

12 August 2009 | Ray here...
Signs of fall approaching...rain and cooler in the morning. We're really feeling the crunch now as our weather window approaches.

Both the engine and generator are up and running...(purrrfectly I might add!). We are really happy with the turn of events for the engines. It's not often thought of, but having an inboard generator means you really have two engines on the boat...each complete with it's own starting, fuel, water, and exhaust system....if you want to know what it's like...look at your car engine in it's space...then double the engine without increasing the space! Ha!

Today we're supposed to start removing the flooring to install a replacement 200 gallon fuel tank. Not an easy job and certainly not one we've wanted to do...but...the old tank leaks and I bought a new-used one from a friend in Alabama. It sits waiting...oddly it leaked and needs repair too! I always remember the axiom..."Cruising really means having more exotic places to work on your boat!"

Friday is haul out day...the list is long for this weekend for sure...will we ever get done?

We'll try keep you all posted as we check things off the list also... we lose our TV and internet this Friday....I guess we'll see how well our long range wi-fi works starting this weekend.

Departure from Olympia is set for Tuesday.
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