Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Update on SV Storm Bay

I met Chris and Margie several years ago as Storm Bay was crossing the Columbia River Bar and I was crossing from Ilwaco, Wa to Astoria. Storm Bay hails out of Hobart, Tasmania. We have stayed in touch over the years as they have cruised to Mexico, Galapagos Islands and Chile. Thursday, March 12, 2015 they rounded Cape Horn with good weather and calm seas, while the day before had 80 mph winds. Their next stop are the Falklands. Fair winds and blessings go to them.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

World Wide Albin 25 Locator

A new service has come out of the Albin 25 Club in Sweden. You may post your location of your Albin 25 on a world wide map. This is a wonderful addition to link our global positions of all our boats. Thank you Bjorn for letting me know about this.

World Wide Albin 25 Locator

Saturday, March 14, 2015

An Invitation Comes in My Email

This is too good and I can't refuse an offer like this one. Since putting Shatoosh up for sale, I have been asked over and over,"does this mean you are through with boating"? When one door closes another opens. Ticaboo, an Albin 25 in Arizona and their owners have just invited me to join them on a cruise of Lake Powell. This has always been an inland destination of interest to me so I'll be packing my boating bag in October 2015. Dave is a retired Lake Powell Park Ranger and his wife Carol an avid boater. They have planned a great trip for all of us. I am so excited. Stay tuned.

see Ticaboo's blog at the end of my blog site.

A Gift Comes in the Mail

The other day a gift arrived in the mail from Anne and Laurence Yeadon- Jones, famous Canadian authors of the Dreamspeaker Cruising Guidebooks. In 2013 they published their new cruising guide on Puget Sound. I had met them on Hope Island and we begun a series of meetings around the Sound. They offered a special to many of their cruising friends to select their favorite cruising destination and to share reasons for their decision. My favorite destination was McMickin Island State Park. My special gift was a drawing of Shatoosh entering McMickin Island.

Thank you Laurence for taking the time to prepare a special drawing from the book. I miss seeing you, Anne, Dreamspeaker and Tink in the Sound.