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

Winter Harbour

27 July 2007
Yesterday we moved to the Outpost dock at Winter Harbour. It isn't fancy. In fact, it's rough concrete with no bumpers, so we docked very carefully. We're the only sailboat here. The rest are fishing boats, and they're doing really well at catching fish. In fact, one boat said they had "too many fish" and gave John a huge salmon filet and a whole salmon. John still wants to catch his own, but if he doesn't, we won't be eating hotdogs.

The other neat thing about this dock is that a sea otter hangs out here. Yesterday while John was fishing for bait, he heard a crunching noise. When he turned around, he saw the sea otter munching on a crab just on the other side of the dock. John called me into the cockpit, and we both watched him until a fishing boat came in and the otter moved away.

Today, weather permitting, we're going to Klaskino Inlet.
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