Posts Tagged ‘Golden Retriever’


As we prepare the boat to “splash” today–another huge life event–I want to share some thoughts that have been racing through my mind…

So it isn’t every day that you quit your job of 19 years, quit your profession of 25 years, sell your house and everything in it, and move to another state to live on a boat.

Additionally, can you imagine leaving your kids, parents, friends, dog (he’s living with Grandma with frequent visits from the boys) and comfort zone? This is exactly what Kim and I have done. We loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly…or um, Bellingham.

We are not the locals here. We can go anywhere in town and no one knows us. That’s unusual. Also, we’re not the experts in sailing, marine navigation or the local culture. We are the newbies.

Lots of people ride bikes here. We’re happy to see that. People we’ve talked to also are excited that we have a Hans Christian sailboat and we’re feeling welcome so far.

We are starting fresh in a new town, state and lifestyle that will allow us to live life to the fullest and share our blessing with friends and family.

We are out of our comfort zone. Bring it on!

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Needing a break from the daily grind, Clay and I took off for the hills with Seren, our Golden Retriever. With backpacks loaded, we “sailed” up the West Branch Trail in the Rawahs (more…)

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As 2012 comes to a close, I’m making my list of New Year‘s Intentions. (I don’t make resolutions, but rather set intentions. To me it feels less committing without guilt attached in case I don’t achieve everything I hope to.)

One of those intentions is to keep the inquiring minds that visit this site better informed about progress on s/v Sundown, (more…)

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