Sailing with Celestial's Tripp

We are a Tripp 47 racing boat turned cruiser that we bought in Maine in 2009. We sailed it through the Panama Canal and up to Seattle then back to Mexico and over to Hawaii in 2012.

29 April 2020 | mazatlan
08 January 2020 | Punta Mita
08 January 2020 | Bahia Santa Maria
14 December 2019 | Ensenada
14 December 2019 | Guillermo's yard, Ensenada
14 December 2019 | Ensenada
14 November 2019 | Ensenada enada
27 February 2019
27 February 2019
27 February 2019
27 February 2019 | Punta Mida and beyond
27 February 2019 | San Jose del Cabo
04 February 2019 | Baja
04 February 2019 | Ensenada
27 January 2019 | Barra de Navidad
09 August 2016 | Shearwater on Denny Island, CA
09 August 2016 | Klemtu, CA

Shearwater, Free Wi fi, yah!

09 August 2016 | Shearwater on Denny Island, CA
Canada is full of hideaway coves and lagoons but its nice to get back to civilization once in awhile. Believe me, they are few and far apart here in Northern Canada. We have gone 1000 miles since Sitka, AK, our entry after the 16 day sail from Hawaii. We've gone 486 miles from Coffman Cove, AK and we still have miles to go before we sleep...

We've had our share of rain but have managed to go out during just cloudy times. We had thunder and lightning and were sure we would get drenched motoring back to our dinghy after our meal at Shearwater with Steve and Elsie off Osprey from our Puget Sound Cruising Club. It was a busy Saturday night so our meal took hours but at least the rain stopped before we returned to our boats.

Shearwater has a regular marina but it was jammed full so for $20 we tied to a breakwater and got wi fi from the boat plus could tie up to do laundry and showers. They have a great facility. $6 for a huge load of laundry then I did $3 to dry but when I tried to add more quarters, it jammed so the clothes were hung up back on the boat. Thankfully we took them all in before we went to dinner or they would have been soaked all the way through with the downpour. Osprey anchored out but it wasn't much further than the breakwater.

We checked out their marina supply store and their grocery store. Elsie said she took the bus to Bella Bella and was happy with the larger grocery store there. Loved all their artwork around the marina!
Vessel Name: Celestial
Vessel Make/Model: Tripp 47
Hailing Port: Mere Point, Maine
Crew: Scott and Donna Hansen
About: On our first boat in 1977 Scott said, "One day I'd like to sail around the world." We did that from 1988 to 1996 on a J-36. Now we own our 4th boat, a Tripp 47 'Celestial' that we are retiring on.
We sailed from Maine in 2009 to Panama, up to Seattle, back down to Mexico and over to Hawaii in 2012. 2013 we went to NZ, Aust. and the South Pacific returning to Hawaii in 2015. In 2016 we sailed to Alaska and back to the Northwest. We kept our boat in Portland until April 2018 when Scott and [...]