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I created a photo video of DV underway starting at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico,over to mainland Mexico,up into the Sea of Cortez, and points on the west coast of the USA as we worked our way north to the Pacific … Continue reading


This week, after much ado, our beautiful yacht, DESERT VENTURE, sailed away with her new owners.  We wish DV, and her new owners, much success.  It’s likely you’ll see DV out on the waters of Puget Sound – and if … Continue reading

Vote! Make Your Voice Heard

  November 4, 2014 is Election Day. Vote!  Via your mailed ballot, early voting – if offered, or walk in and push the buttons on Election Day!  Do it however you can, but DO IT! This is a mid-term election.  … Continue reading

MV DESERT VENTURE Waits for Cruisers

After over 12 years aboard MV DESERT VENTURE, we decided it’s time to give new cruisers a chance to live the dream. We loved our time aboard and it was no small decision to move ashore. But we have, and … Continue reading

Northbound Voyage 2013 – Last Legs

Last Voyage Day! May 10, 2013 – at daylight. We got five hours of sleep after the long run the day before. It was the sleep of the exhausted. This is our last day of voyaging on the Pacific Ocean. … Continue reading

Northbound Voyage 2013 – Newport to Grays Harbor

When was it? I’ve lost track! May 9, 2013 Departed Newport Oregon – Destination Gray’s Harbor We got underway from Newport before daylight, knowing we were going to have a long day. 0340 – big yawn… All anyone could talk … Continue reading

Northbound Voyage 2013 – Underway to Newport, OR

You do remember, don’t you, that I said weather makes our decisions? So, it shouldn’t surprise you – we changed our voyage plan. Of course, it seems a given, right after I tell you what we are planning, that the … Continue reading

Northbound Voyage 2013 – Waiting in Eureka

Waiting for weather Great Retail Opportunities I confess. Waiting for weather mid-voyage is good – sometimes it is really good. We are in Eureka, CA. We’ve waited for weather here several times over the years. And we waited long enough, … Continue reading

Please Check out “Northbound Voyage 2013 – First Leg” – again.

This is the new, shiny, edited version.
Northbound Voyage 2013 – First Leg
My apologies to my followers who got the draft.
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Northbound – Day 1

We departed Santa Barbara harbor at 0600, April 24. Point Conception – 1042 Point Aguello – 1212 Late promise of daylight. Sunlight at sunset – 1943. A good day on the ocean. Looks like tonight will be smooth cruising. Just … Continue reading