Splash!!

Did you know you can actually feel really drunk from a complete and sustained lack of sleep? No alcohol required! Think of the savings! Our last 5-day push was borderline impossible and somehow we achieved enough of our goals that we were able to keep our appointment with the crane to put Leela back in the water. The night before…

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Our Cozy Home Away From Home

Currently, we are spending 5 days a week working on Leela in Bellingham, WA and we resurface in Vancouver about 2 days a week to catch up on “normal” life, do laundry and answer a few emails. We chose Bellingham for a variety of reasons and every single day down there we count our blessings for our incredible friend network,…

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The most beautiful sounds

Emmanuel and I went to Burning Man this past year with our best friends in the world. It was magical and intense and awe-inspiring and exhausting and hilarious and beautiful. It was a contrast for us since the week before we had spent 10 days cruising in Desolation Sound, the lights surrounding us were candles, stars and phosphorescence. We were living…

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Engine Troubles

From Day 1 Leela’s engine has run like a top. Although over 30 years old, the engine has relatively low hours and has been well maintained. However unbeknownst to us, there was an inherent flaw that was about to cause us some trouble and major expenses. This all happened at end of October 2014. We needed to sail the boat…

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Peter, the Previous Owner

Call me a romantic, but I’ve always liked to get to know the previous owner of the big ticket items I purchase in life. Maybe it’s because I think that since this is a major life purchase (house, boat, etc), and this person holds the item I covet, well perhaps we share a special bond? The seller obviously had the…

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