The Voyage of the Swan
 
 
 
 
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Nagao Senichi (”Sen”) aboard his boat after single-handing from Japan.
Sen and Ben (Sen’s new crew) on Swan. We really enjoyed their wit, wisdom and generosity.
Swan in her winter berth.
Deception Pass, nearby.
The first time Swan has had snow on her, at least while we’ve owned her.
The view out our hatch of the snow that fell on Swan during the night.
Sailing the Strait. Ediz Hook is in the background. Our grandson Tyler is at the helm.
This juvenile elephant seal found a quite place between rocks to molt.
Kayaking with Tyler on a cold Spring morning.
Sailing in company with history: the Lady Washington, reaching in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Fellow cruisers, Leslie and Brian, ably sailing their own Pacific Seacraft 34, s/v Ubiquity.
Rhonda with daughter in law, Michele, and grandson, Corbin.
Swan, out for a sail off Port Angeles (courtesy Leslie and Brian, s/v Ubiquity).
Carl Nichols (R) (s/v Liberty), inventor of the KISS tuned radials system, and his wife Yvette visited us in Port Angeles. We first met in Fiji.
This beautiful jellyfish swam along side Swan while we were in our slip at Port Angeles.
Port Angeles. We really enjoyed our stay in this quiet town along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Our friend, Paul, with his dog, Wahsee, taking a tour through the marina.
Our grandson, Corbin, entertains an octopus at the aquarium in Port Angeles. These octopus only live about four years.
The Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington in a mock battle off Port Angeles. We sailed around these two ships as they plied these waters.
A quiet backwater anchorage along the Hood Canal. Exploring all the waterways in the Northwest would take lifetimes.
Rowing the dink with our grandson Tyler.
Tyler, learning the rudiments of helmsmanship.
Tyler steering on his own.
After we made the conversion to a tiller, Tyler tries out this new way to steer in Port Angeles Harbor.
A mural in Port Angeles.
We made a trip to Hurricane Ridge above Port Angeles. There is a great exhibit there and amazing views of the mountains.
The Coast Guard, practicing a sea rescue nearby. They are based at Port Angeles.
October, 2010 to April 2011 – Port Angeles is a beautiful little town on the Straits of Juan de Fuca. We decided to make it our winter base. We are surrounded by animal life. Bald eagles, blue herons, ducks, geese and other birds fly over our heads. Seals, sea lions, orcas, dolphins and fish of all sorts, swim in the waters around and nearby us. Living on the water here is truly exciting.
We have been sailing when the weather permits. But this is a La Nina year and according to the locals, one of the wettest and coldest in recent memory. When we can’t sail, we work on the boat. When we can’t work outside, we work inside. There is lots to do.
We went clamming in early March with our good friend Dan Paull. A veteran at shellfishing, he taught us the ropes. We each got our limit of 40 clams of different varieties, tastes and sizes. They were delicious. More to come . . .
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