s/v Solstice

John and Shirlee's incredible adventure

10 December 2009 | Cartagena, Spain
11 October 2007 | Long Beach, CA
10 October 2007 | Long Beach, CA
08 October 2007 | Lala land
07 October 2007 | Oxnard, CA
06 October 2007 | Oxnard, CA
04 October 2007
04 October 2007
03 October 2007 | Oxnard, CA
02 October 2007
30 September 2007
27 September 2007 | Morro Bay, CA
25 September 2007
23 September 2007
22 September 2007
20 September 2007 | Monterey, CA
18 September 2007 | Monterey, CA
15 September 2007 | Emeryville, CA
14 September 2007 | Emeryville, CA
12 September 2007 | Emeryville, CA

Back in Port Townsend

06 May 2007
Last night we anchored in what Waggoner's calls Inner Port Madison. We were able to sail most of the day after leaving Gig Harbor around 1030.

At first this morning we had enough wind and sailed. Then in front of Kingston, the wind died down, and I started the engine to get past the ferry routes. I ran it for 20 minutes and then we sailed some more. That was at about 1100. We sailed until the wind was gone at about 1430.

We wanted to clear Admiralty Inlet before the current started running against us, but across from Port Ludlow the wind picked up on our nose. There was a regatta headed downwind for Seattle. Pretty spectacular. Lots of spinnakers.

We dropped anchor at Port Townsend at about 1600 after struggling through some current that, when combined with the wind, slowed us to less than 2 knots.
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