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

Port McNeill

22 July 2007
Update: We just decided to stay put here another day because the gale warnings are still in effect until tonight.

We're leaving Port McNeill today (we've been here since Friday), and I don't expect that we'll have an Internet connection for a couple of weeks. At the moment, it isn't raining, but there's a moderate southwesterly blowing. That's good to get us to Bull Harbour, where we'll anchor tonight, but we'd like a northwesterly while we're going down the west coast. We'll hang out at Bull Harbour until we get the weather we want, which might be as early as Tuesday, according to the forecasts.

Nothing exciting happened in Port McNeill. We did see several boats that we'd met back at Shoal Bay. And I stopped by another sailboat that was flying the Seven Seas Cruising Association burgee. It's a friendly place, but there isn't much going on. It's the place everyone does laundry since they got new machines a couple of years ago, and I did that 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: https://www.svsolstice.com