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
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03 October 2007 | Oxnard, CA
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27 September 2007 | Morro Bay, CA
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20 September 2007 | Monterey, CA
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15 September 2007 | Emeryville, CA
14 September 2007 | Emeryville, CA
12 September 2007 | Emeryville, CA

Going back in the water

01 June 2007
We're going back in the water tomorrow at 1100. John just finished waxing the hull, and Solstice looks better than we've ever seen her look. We're exhausted.

We heard from Debra and Jim Semrau on KiliLani today that they cast off their lines yesterday. They were our neighbors in Olympia. They're headed north, so maybe we'll see them. I wrote back and told them we were going to be in Vancouver, but I don't know how often they'll check for e-mail or what their sailing plans are, other than north. I know we'll see them in San Diego in the fall if we don't see them around here.

Lots of people are going to be on hand to help us get off the dock tomorrow, and it looks like we'll need them. We'll be dealing with an ebb tide in addition to the regular Fraser River current. It's nice of everyone to help. In addition to Jeff and Barry from Sceptre, Larry and Kim from Magenta said they'd come and help. Hopefully the lift will put us in the water pointing away from shore so that we don't have to try to reverse and then change direction too.
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


Who: John Forbes and Shirlee Smith
Port: San Francisco, CA, USA