D & D Nagle aboard MV DavidEllis

19 September 2017 | northbound Verney Passage, west side Gribbell Island
30 May 2017 | Photo is Meyers Chuck, north of Ketchikan AK
29 August 2016 | on-the-hard, Wrangell
19 November 2015 | almost there
16 November 2015
15 November 2015
11 November 2015 | Shearwater - Bella Bella, BC
10 November 2015 | photo is approaching Bottleneck Inlet
01 November 2015 | Wrangell, Alaska
17 September 2015 | Juneau to Petersburg
19 July 2015 | Wrangell > Petersburg > Tracy Arm > Juneau
28 June 2015 | Wrangell, AK (still on the hard)
03 March 2015 | Ketchikan
05 February 2015 | Wrangell, AK
13 August 2014 | photo is Redoubt Bay fish weir, south end Sitka Sound
13 August 2014 | Anders and daughter Ditte at Redoubt Bay
13 August 2014 | Lovely Ms D Checks State of Charge on New Batts
13 August 2014 | photo is DE and In Your Dreams, Goleta Cove, west coast Krusof Island

DavidEllis Underway 18 Jun 0530 UTC (1430 local)

18 June 2009
sat phone & computer are suddenly talking to each other; maybe I'll be able to get this message out. Spoke with "relay Rick" a few hours ago with a report, so this is really only a postscrpt.

Current Position: 38deg 58' N 142deg 38.6' E, COG 026T, SOG 7.7kts all of which puts us 250 nm SW of Kushiro. We should get there first thing in the morning, day after tomorrow; we may even have to slow down a bit to be sure to get there in daylight.

We've got a list of things to do in Kushiro which will take several days to complete. Dorothy and Justin will need to purchase their flight from Kushiro down to Tokyo and pack for their trip. And we'll be waiting for a positive weather report from Lee before we head off for our long run to Dutch Harbor. It's important to note though, that the distance from Kushiro to Dutch Harbor is basically the same as that from Hong Kong to Kushiro, only without the stop at Ishigaki. So this past couple weeks has been a test run for the leg to Dutch Harbor.

All's well with the crew and the boat. Japan Met via Navtex reports benign conditions between here and Hokkaido; except for dense fog which is apparantly on the south coast there. We're ahead of the curve in terms of statistical weather issues -- the heavy fog and monsoon rain of July. All in all, things are looking good.

Vessel Name: DavidEllis
Vessel Make/Model: Diesel Duck 462 (Seahorse Marine)
Hailing Port: Sebastopol, CA, USA
Crew: Mike (Dave) and Dorothy Nagle
Home for us is Sebastopol, CA, USA, where children, grandchildren and surviving parents still reside. We lived aboard in SE Asia, except for short visits home spring of 06 til fall 09, primarily in China, Macau, Hong Kong, Philippine Islands and Malaysia. [...]
while building, commishioning and shaking down, the boat was the 'ends'; now she's become the 'means' to explore new places, live there awhile, get to know folks before moving on. "David Ellis" is named after David J. Nagle & Ellis D. Peterson, Dave & Dorothy's dads. Both have passed, but [...]
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Who: Mike (Dave) and Dorothy Nagle
Port: Sebastopol, CA, USA