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Saturday, May 28, 2011


One night remains until our ETD on the morning ebb tide Saturday!!

Terrwyn is ready. We did a final sea trial last week end and now Terrwyn is all fueled up, provisioned and pointing south out of Canoe Cove...good to go. Cathy remains on board and Bill is finishing the last week of work in Calgary.

Thank you everyone for following our last year's preparation for "Sailing over the Horizon" , we are hoping to sail away 4 days earlier than our projected departure of June 1st , 2011.

Thank you, friends, relatives and workers who have encouraged and helped us refit Terrwyn for this our maiden voyage together.

Our time in Canoe Cove getting the work done on Terrwyn was well spent. The boys (and girl - can't forget Melinda who 'helped' read 'did' the brightwork on Terrwyn) at Blackline and Canoe Cove Marina did exceptional work! Here is a photo of Cathy and the Blackline boys who did such a tremendous job getting Terrwyn all spiffed up and ready to go.

May the winds hold fair and we shall be reporting in once we clear Canadian waters.

Sea-Struck (an old New England term for a kid hanging about the docks obsessed with tall ships, the sea and the distant places they go... pestering people to take him along and out to sea. And then one day the boy is gone!).

Here is a photo of one very sea struck boy and his co-cap.

Fair winds

Talk to you when we talk to you! (via good ol' BB)
Co-caps Cath and Bill

Monday, May 9, 2011

Final Refit


This is Cathy and Bill's G.W., or Ghost Writer!  I am also known as their B.B., or Blog Boy.  I will be communicating with the two captains as they voyage across the largest body of water on our planet.  The method of communication from Cathy and Bill to me is via SSB.

From the Pacific Ocean to my email account to their blog and to you... we will all follow their journey with excitement and support!    I will now step into the background (like an effective GW) and let the story unfold... 

Ship's Log : May 2 , 2011

Lat: 48 40.978'

Long: 123 24.191'

Canoe Cove Marina

Work is progressing in our " Final Refit" :
The SSB is up and running , 12 Volt outlets for Auto helm replaced, 110 Volt starboard outlets repaired. prop Zinc replaced, Avon valves secured, Bowsprit fabrication complete and mounting expected this week, various other smaller rigging issues to follow, sail bags and windlass cover in the works. Hasse and Crew on deck to recut inner head stay Yankee, Provisions being brought aboard and stowed and recorded by Cathy, Iridium Satellite phone ( many thanks to Randy and Lina ) tested and true. Jordan drogue has arrived, Scanmar M-RUD emergency rudder is coming via FedEx to CC and the Off shore Insurance granted. Just 26 sleeps till the targeted ebb tide to help us to enter the Strait de Juan de Fuca , now "just" have to await and see what the weather will bring that week end.