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

Westport, Washington

15 August 2007
John and Derek were successful in taking the boom apart to remove the broken piece. We couldn't have done it without Derek's help. He drove us around to find tools and helped John with the physical labor. Now he's on his way home, but we'll see him again in October. Thanks, Derek!

John has also connected with a welder who we think can build the replacement pieces we need. The repairs are falling into line. The weather, however, isn't. Right now a big blow from the south is forecast to begin Thursday and continue at least through Sunday (the forecast doesn't extend beyond then). It's one thing to be out in the ocean when the weather turns on you; it's another to set out when the weather is already against you. The first is bound to happen eventually, but we don't do the second.

Daddy and Doris stopped by this afternoon for a little visit. They're making a clockwise circumnavigation of the Olympic Peninsula, and we were on their way. It was nice to be able to catch up with them. They hadn't seen the boat since Audrey made the curtains, and Doris especially was complimentary.
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