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Dana Greyson
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Planning our sailing journey on Journey
Planning our sailing journey on Journey

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Pacific Puddle Jump: Yes or No?
Prospective cruisers mulling  crossing  the Pacific  -- Is the Pacific Puddle Jump -- also known as the PPJ -- worth joining? Every year about 200 boats loosely join up together to cross the Pacific Ocean as part of the " Pacific Puddle Jump ," from the Ame...
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Rescue: Damsel in Distress
Agathe, who traveled with us via overnight passage from ? to ? felt a bit embarrassed about how much of her stuff she brought aboard with her.  Considering it was intended to carry her through to Indonesia, it didn't seem out of line to me. Vanuatu (retrosp...
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Fire
Columbia River water, September 5th, 2017, morning after the Eagle Creek fire began.  Jantzen Bay, Portland, Oregon. A tangerine moon shone eerily through the hazy night sky.  Riding my bicycle home from West Marine Monday eve I was puzzled by debris hittin...
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Lunar Shadow: Into the Path of Totality
From among the best total solar eclipse images.   This solar eclipse series pilfered from photographer Jeffrey Johnson on Instagram . " Path of Totality "?!? Would seeing the total August 21, 2017 solar eclipse "in the right spot"* live up to the drama of i...
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Considering Cruising? 3 Awesome Resources
Wayne and Dana aboard s/v Journey, our Pearson 365 sailboat in the US Virgin Islands on our first year of cruising.  Photo taken by our fellow cruising friend Michael of s/v Goldilocks. If wondering what wandering the world via sailboat -- aka "cruising" is...
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Ignore This at Your (Minor) Peril
View across the Columbia from Sauvies.... the infamously volcanic Mt. St. Helens still somewhat snow-peaked. Ahhh, the glamours of boating.  Such a romantic life -- and it is -- often.  But also not always. Take the other night, for example. After a blissfu...
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Rapid Re-entry : a Place Now Home
The boat we now call Serendipity is nosing her way past the railroad swing bridge outside La Connor Washington on our maiden voyage with her. After 5 years of wandering followed by 2 months of wondering where in the world we were going to live and how, the ...
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Surprised in Port Angeles
Port Angeles, Washington. Dungeness crabs, just caught by our friendly neighbors Kurt and Donna at Boat Haven Marina. Shaken and stirred from the square current vs wind waves from San Juan Island to Port Angeles, docking took us two shaky passes into Port A...
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Surprised in Port Angeles
Shaken and stirred from the square current vs wind waves from San Juan Island to Port Angeles, docking took us two shaky passes into Port Angeles' Boat Haven Marina . "Take whichever slip looks better, P29 or 31, then let me know where you land" Jerry told ...
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Unbelievable Serendipity!
Puget Trawler "Jacari Maru" in British Columbia, owned by Larry and Nancy.  Starboard aft view.  Photo provided by Larry. Our cruising was done, for now, and it was time to settle down, as "dirt dwellers" in Portland Oregon.  We mollified ourselves with vis...
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