s/v Solstice

John and Shirlee's incredible adventure

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10 October 2007 | Long Beach, CA
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Back on board in Olympia!

01 March 2007
Hurray! We're back aboard Solstice in Olympia. Can sailing be far behind?

We've been busy the past week finishing up chores and visiting friends and family one last time in Portland. Märzen even got a check-up from a local vet. She's doing great. Doesn't look or act her age. The vet was amazed.

The sun is actually out here in Olympia, but we don't really expect it to last. It was nice and dry for several trips from the car to the boat. Over the past months we had moved quite a few things ashore -- including our Alaska and BC charts. Those are all organized again. John has sold the Alaska charts to a gill-netter, but the buyer is up here, so we had to bring them back to deliver them.

We were pleased to find the furnace still running when we returned to the boat. John's last furnace cleaning and repair was a success. Since we're docked, we'll primarily be using the electric heater now that we're here, but it's nice to know we'll be able to stay warm at anchor.

Vessel Name: Solstice
Vessel Make/Model: Sceptre 41
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA, USA
Crew: John Forbes and Shirlee Smith
About: Our crew is Märzen (our miniature dachshund) and whoever else is aboard at the moment, if anyone. We welcome friends and family to join us as crew for specific legs of our voyage or to visit at a destination.
Extra: We left San Francisco May 1, 2006, on our proposed 10-year voyage, now reduced to five years due to the economic crisis. Visit our home website for photos, more words, and links.
Home Page: http://www.svsolstice.com
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Who: John Forbes and Shirlee Smith
Port: San Francisco, CA, USA