Monthly Archives: June 2014

Irish Connection

Mal and Sandra with their friends Zinda and Robin Fitzgerald were headed out on a Irish mission to Hornby and back.   Somehow Sue and Sandra conspired to have us all meet in Henry Bay for a drink or two… and dinner.   It turned out to be a beautiful evening, not to mention, being surrounded by the Irish is a workout, on your face’s laugh muscles.  I often wonder if the “Irish humour” is actually a gene and when an Irish child is born their first words are a joke! When the sun shines at this time of year our “backyard” is undoubtably one of our planets most beautiful areas.

Henry Bay

Enjoying the evening on Adesso

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The Irish hard at work!

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View of Denman Island over Chance.

Simple Safety Upgrade

The path out of the cockpit to the deck on our Passport 47 is narrow and we always found ourselves grabbing the wire life lines for support.  This can be dangerous if you miss and hard on the hands is you are in a rough seaway.   Finally I decided to replace that section of wire with 1 inch stainless tube.  All I did was have a split fitting welded to one end and the other was welded to the first stanchion.  If I need to remove the section it is still possible.  Wow what a difference, easy to grab, secure, and best of all Sue loves it!!

Passport 47 lifeline

Sue holding on tight!


Leaving for offshore

We are going!

Hurray  – or –  Akkkk what have we done!!!   Sue with great excitement gave her leave notice so we are committed to our offshore adventure this fall.   The boat list is small ( I hope it stays that way) , our piggy bank has no where near enough $$$, the list of what we need to organize seems way toooooooooo long but throwing caution to the wind we are off.    You might find us at Costco in future year getting the $1.50 hotdog special to survive but as I often say ” you never know what might fall out the sky”.    Josh is enrolling with PIE education for school and is very excited to be off traveling the less traveled road.   Tilly will have to find a temporary home while we are gone because she is terrified at sea and really needs a few sheep to keep her occupied, Kayto on the other hand will join us, Yeh