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

Still in Ganges

14 May 2007
Yes, our home page is correct. We're still in Ganges. The public dock here is relatively inexpensive, so John suggested that we tie up for the night.

It gave us a chance to top off our water tanks and batteries, wash the boat (including the windows), do laundry, and vacuum. We didn't have time to wash the boat again before we left Olympia because we were trying to get the Cetal (varnish-like substance) to dry. After all the sanding we did to get the varnish off, we had hosed off, but we still needed a good scrub.

Tomorrow we're going to Sidney to get a fishing license, we hope, and then on to Butchart Gardens. It's unlikely that we'll be able to connect to the Internet there, so our home page will probably still have us at Ganges. I'll remind John to try to update yotreps with our actual location.

The photo is another public dock here at Ganges. The entry to it is very shallow, though, and it really doesn't have guest moorage.
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