Arrival in Hokkaido, Japan

I am happy to announce that we have arrived and are “sitting pretty” in our berth in Hokkaido, Japan marking one of the final legs of the Great Siberian Sushi Run. It was quite a long passage from Kamchatka, Russia but not the longest we have ever mad…

Kamchatka

We are well on our way to Japan by the time you read this.  We have been out for three nights and have two to go.  I expect we will arrive in Hokkaido by late Monday or early Tuesday.

Russia was actually fun for us.  Completely the oppo…

Wet

Wye River, 8/1/2009 38° 52.98′ N76° 10.72′ WHours logged: 5.5We’ve just returned from a fun, and wet, trip to the Wye River for a BCYC raft-up. The club organized the raft up, planning to meet in the cove just east of Drum Point in the Wye River. T…

Sandy Beach Campground Iowa 8-02 thru 8-7

After driving over 300 miles which we broke our rule we made it to Sandy Beach Campground. This was a really nice Corp campground between Cedar Rapids Iowa and Iowa City. We had a mishap about a mile from the campground. When we made the turn we blew o…

Trent Severn to Georgian Bay

We have made it to our cottage in Georgian Bay. It feels like a mini-miracle to have navigated the waterways to this beautiful spot. In truth, it feels more of a miracle than that, with the logistical problems of the past 10 days. Nothing to do with sa…

Mad Sunday is being commissioned….

Well it has been a really busy couple of weeks for us but the important news is that Mad Sunday arrived safely and is now is the midst of the commissioning process.  We are currently in Malvern attending a week of events around the Centenary of Morgan…

Bender’s Blog July 2009

South Carolina – North Carolina – Virginia

Charleston, – Bucksport – Barefoot Landing – Coquina Yacht Club – Carolina Beach – Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington – Elizabeth City – Dismal Swamp Canal – Norfolk – Deltaville – Chesapeake…

Annapolis Landing

Annapolis Landing, 7/25/200938° 57.96′ N76° 28.73′ WHours logged: 5.0We were out Friday evening for Michele’s friend Martina’s birthday, so we got a late start on Saturday again this week… which is just fine with us. I had been thinking about goin…

Hinkley, Mn

We stayed at St. Crois state park for two nights. Alan did some hiking and of course we had to go see what the casino was like in Hinkley. Of course, they took my money. The campground was full for the weekend and kids everywhere. It was nice to see fa…

Dun Cove

Dun Cove, 7/18/200938° 44.49′ N76° 19.04′ WHours logged: 4.0So much activity during our vacation left us feeling like we needed a little “downtime” (hey, wait a minute… isn’t vacation supposed to be downtime?). We slept late Saturday, got to the …