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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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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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Limbo-land
Portland Oregon railroad bridge, as seen from our temporary digs, at Wayne's folks, looking East. What's it like when you're done cruising, if you go minimalist, like we did?  It's a little weird. No home. No car. No storage unit. No furniture.   No applian...

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TONGA: Magical Island of Kelefesia
Kelefesia's long tongue of a beach, viewed from the bluff.  Kelefesia is part of Tonga's magnificent Ha'apai island group. One of the most awesome aspects of cruising is the cruiser community.  Friendships are quickly formed, information is readily shared. ...

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Oz: Our Biggest Indulgence
Yes, this is the Australian Outback pub where Crocodile Dundee was filmed.  Northern Territory, Australia.  Worth a stay?  Read on.... "Wow!  Five years?!?  You sailed for five years!  I could never do that!" By far, this is the most common reaction we get ...

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Oz, Brisbane: "Bris-Vegas" - Didn't Wanna...
View of Brisbane from Mt. Coot-tha's summit. Brisbane, Australia is more snidely nicknamed " Bris-Vegas ."  Given that, we really didn't expect to like it. Yet we did like Brisbane - a lot!  Maybe because in many ways, Brisbane felt like "home" -- Portland ...
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