s/v Solstice

John and Shirlee's incredible adventure

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Happy Easter

08 April 2007
It's raining again, but we had relatively nice weather last week in Olympia. Friday was gorgeous. When the weather's nice, we go out and do things instead of sitting around on the boat blogging or watching online videos or whatever.

Thursday was the opening of the Olympia Farmers' Market. It's very close to the marina, so we were excited and went over to check it out. We bought a few things -- apples, potatoes, an onion -- but mostly we just looked and enjoyed the nice weather.

Then we went to check out the artesian well that we'd noticed in the middle of a downtown parking lot. John checked it out on the Internet and learned that it was safe, so we took our Nalgene water bottles with us and filled up.

This morning we called Anouk in the Netherlands using Skype. (It's a voice over the Internet application.) That was really fun, and it's very inexpensive -- only a couple of cents a minute. And Skype to Skype is free. Of course, we don't always have Internet access, but when we do, we might as well take advantage of it. So sign up if you have good bandwidth and then give us a call. I've added a link here on the blog page and also on our website.
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