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

Preparing for departure

21 August 2007 | Westport, WA
The mainsail is back on, we've uncovered and rigged the staysail, the water tanks are full, and Tom and Audrey are on their way to Westport to deliver Tom and help us get provisions on the boat. The sky is clearing, and although the wind hasn't quite shifted to the north yet, it's forecast to do that later today. Steve is scheduled to arrive at the boat at 0600 tomorrow. Then we'll have a fishermen's breakfast and cast off. After topping off the fuel tanks, we should reach the Grays Harbor bar right at slack and have the wind behind us all the way to San Francisco. Woohoo!

Our first call will be to April and Eric. They've invited us to Sunday barbecue if we get there in time. Mike Fitzgerald and Mary have bought a house with an Emeryville zip code, so we're looking forward to seeing them too. Jeffrey and Karan should be back in town by Monday. Caroline and Andrew are on the schedule for September 2nd. We're really looking forward to seeing everyone. It's been a long time.
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