Tuesday, October 11, 2011

back in sooke

we were two days out storm sailing 100 miles off coast of washington and we turned back. we are now peacefully anchored in sooke for this moment. watching the weather and considering plan b?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

last days at anchor in sooke

we have been battening down the hatches and checking our rigging and getting last minute supplies.

we have been getting lots of last minute jobs done and it feels good. we are excited and nervous as the weather is now breaking in our favor.

soon we are going to take our chances out on the pacific again.

i will report again soon after our next landing.

update thursday oct 6: weather looks only fair but we dont want to wait to long for the storms will be more often. this morning we are still not sure if we are leaving today or waiting for the next system to blow through in a week or so.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

sailing away again...

its time to go sail out on the pacific ocean again. we have worked hard to get ready and now we are waiting for the right winds in victoria. i will post some pics from the past winter with this post plus a recent one of leaf and his new/old guitar.

more pics...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

early summer 2011

this last winter was challenging and rewarding. we shared winter with several communities on the west coast of vancouver island. we went to schools, markets and potlucks. i caught several rock cod, a nice big ling cod and lots of crabs. we made new friends and discovered a few old ones. we survived many harsh winter storms in remote harbours. we anchored right out front of uclulet and tofino in storms over 40 knots. we felt strong and survived with no damage. 300 feet of 3/8 high test chain, 1500 watt bronze italian windlass and 70 lbs cqr style anchor made by steve trembley has given us a great deal of security.

we are now selling our jewelry in galleries and sharing this blog with our customers. so welcome and thanks for your purchases. in this blog you will find many adventures from our past. it is never up to date because we dont want anyone to worry if we are ok or not. we just want to share some of our adventures and make a link with those who share and support our dream of life long cruising. and although this blog is often neglected it is never forgotten. i hope you enjoy our blog.