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

Princess Louisa Inlet

14 June 2007
It rained off and on all day yesterday as we motored up Jervis Inlet to get to Princess Louisa. We were early for the slack that's required to cross Malibu Rapids at the entrance to Princess Louisa Inlet, so we turned off the engine and drifted for a couple of hours. It's unusual for us to be somewhere with so little current, and there wasn't much wind either. The water was certainly deep enough to be safe. So John set a radar alarm, and we relaxed.

All the way up here, John was comparing this with Tracy Arm. It's all glacial — as John says "a flooded Yosemite." (Never mind that I've never seen Yosemite.) There's no way that photos, even John's, can capture this, especially now that the sun's out.
This is a "rock fish protection area"; that means that John won't be doing any fishing here. Judging by the collection of seals at the base of the falls (Chatterbox Falls is the treasure at the end of the inlet), there are fish. There's also a warning about Lion's mane jellyfish. We'll have to look them up when we get back to the Internet.
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