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In Flanders Fields

In November, my sister Mary and I realized a dream, by visiting our Grandfather’s grave near Ypres, Belgium. Mary, Phil, Dave and I took the Eurostar train from London to Lille, France. Our grandfather was killed in WWI, 3 months before our mother’s …

Yokohama to Ashiya

We just survived Typhoon number 2 while in Japan last night.  Ken and Roberta on Sans Souci and Braun and Tina on Grey Pearl have long gone back to the US, storing their boats here for the winter months.

 
You usually get three or four days o…

Yokohama Bayside Marina

Yokohama was really a terrific place and we had mixed emotions about leaving there.  Our last few days there were spent dithering about securing lines and fenders preparing for the impending Typhoon that was supposed to hit. The Marina had come and po…

The Rest of the Story

 

Yes we made it from Seattle to Tokyo…but there were some mechanical speed-bumps. Here is a partial list of malfunctions that occurred on the Grey Pearl during the GSSR.
Introduction – As can be expected on a long voyage there will be system…

The Rest of the Story

 

Yes we made it from Seattle to Tokyo…but there were some mechanical speed-bumps. Here is a partial list of malfunctions that occurred on the Grey Pearl during the GSSR.
Introduction – As can be expected on a long voyage there will be system…

Osaka, Japan…Great Siberian Sushi Run Mission Accomplished!

September 10th was our FINAL day of cruising for 2009. We had a short run, 30 miles up the busy Bay of Osaka on a gloriously sunny day. The boats are tied up at Ashiya Bellport Marina in Osaka, Japan. It’s a nice and very modern marina facility.
Som…

Osaka, Japan…Great Siberian Sushi Run Mission Accomplished!

September 10th was our FINAL day of cruising for 2009. We had a short run, 30 miles up the busy Bay of Osaka on a gloriously sunny day. The boats are tied up at Ashiya Bellport Marina in Osaka, Japan. It’s a nice and very modern marina facility.
Som…

The Sea Trials

The electronics are now all installed and working fine.  We have taken the boat out into the Solent a few times and pretty much shaken down the engines. 

The Avon Jet Tender is now in place in the chocks on the boat deck.  We have been out in the…

Hokkaido to Yokohama

In the end, we spent 6 days in Hokkaido, just as we had planned.  Although we enjoyed being there and the people were wonderful, I look back at it as a bit of a letdown after all of the anticipation.  As I said, the people could not have been nicer a…

Greetings from the Land of the Rising Sun…Japan

We arrived at the northern most Japanese island, Hokkaido at a town called Tomakomai on the morning of August 4th, after a 5 day sail from Petropavlovsk, Russia. Leaving the Russia mainland we could see some 15 miles away the distant outline of the nor…