Asylum

22 June 2019 | Straits Quay Marina, Penang, Malaysia
17 July 2016 | Penang, Malaysia
20 February 2016 | Penang, Malaysia
02 October 2015 | Thailand
11 April 2015 | Krabi Boat Lagoon Marina, Thailand
25 December 2014 | Langkawi, Malaysia
04 June 2014 | Philippines
07 January 2014 | Brookeville, MD
04 July 2013 | Subic Bay Yacht Club, Philippines
31 October 2012 | Palau
02 December 2011 | Hermit Islands, Papua New Guinea
08 November 2011 | Maryland, USA
15 May 2011 | Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG
26 April 2011 | Kavieng, New Ireland
26 March 2011 | Kokopo, New Britain, Papua New Guinea
16 March 2011 | Kokopo, New Britain, Papua New Guinea
12 February 2011 | From Peava again
05 February 2011 | Solomon Islands
01 December 2010 | From Lola Island, VonaVona Lagoon, Solomon Islands
30 November 2010 | Peava, Nggatoke, Solomon Islands

Halfway Around

04 June 2014 | Philippines
Katie
Everyone is amazed when we say we've been living on Asylum and cruising for 14 years--especially when we add, "And we're not even halfway around yet." We recently crossed that nautical landmark and didn't even realize it at the time.

Part of the problem was that we hadn't calculated where our half-way point was. Jim always said, "Somewhere around Thailand," thinking in terms of our departure from Annapolis. But I always thought it had to be farther east, mentally plotting our anchorage in Tobago in 2000, which was the east-most point in our Caribbean wanderings. Once we cross that line again--60* 32 W--we will have gone full circle...all the way around. (If we ever make it that far...)

That makes 120* 32 E our half-way point, and we sailed right over it without so much as a glass of bubbly. It didn't occur to me until days after we'd been there that we'd finally made it halfway around the globe!




Clearly it's time to pick up the pace, though. At the rate we're going, Jim will be pushing 100 by the time we get all the way around.

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Vessel Name: Asylum
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana V-42 Cutter
Hailing Port: Bethesda, MD USA
Crew: Jim & Katie Coolbaugh
About:
In October 1999 we set out aboard ASYLUM, our Tayana 42 sailboat, on a slow wander around the world. The deal was that we’d keep going until we got tired of it or weren’t having fun anymore, or got all the way around, whichever came first. [...]
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A few memories from our 17 years aboard
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