OUR FIVE YEAR SAILING ODYSSEY
From 1997 to 2002 we travelled from Seattle to Florida via the Panama Canal on our sailboat "Alcyone". We sold Alcyone in Florida in 2002
EUROPE 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007
In spring 2003 we bought a boat in Holland and spent five months on the rivers, lakes and canals; the name of the boat is "Fiesta".
In 2004 we cruised west across Holland, down through Belgium, across Belgium, into France, through the Champagne District and on to Paris, returning on September 20th.
All of the 2005 season from May to September we spent in France where we traveled from Vernon to Paris and on to the Burgundy region.
In 2006 we went down the Soane from Saint Jean de Losne to Lyon, then down the Rhone to Avignon and finally down the Petit Rhone and up the canal to Beaucaire where we left the boat for the winter.
We returned to Beaucaire at the end of March 2007 and went down the Canal de Rhone a Sete, across the Etang de Thau and along the Canal du Midi to Toulouse. We came back along the Midi to Villeneuve les Beziers where we left Fiesta for sale. We then flew to Sweden were we spent 16 days with our friends Bjoern and Margarita. We got back to Seattle on August 1st.
VACATIONS IN MEXICO 2004 AND 2006
In February 2004 we flew to Mazatlan on the Pacific Coast of Mexico to meet our friends John and Lisa Caruso on their sailboat. We sailed with them down to Nuevo Vallarta.
In January 2006, we returned to Nuevo Vallarta and stayed with our friends the Grovers. They are now the proud owners of a condiminium overlooking the marina. We split our time there living in the condo and on their sailboat, Second Wind.