Monday, May 9, 2011


Having only recently found our sailboat we have learned a lot in the past 6 months but we still have lots to learn about the whole “cruising thing”. We have read a lot of material in books, on the internet, and on many excellent blogs but we have experienced very little.

One of the tougher aspects of cruising that we have read about on several blog sites is the transient aspect of cruising. The life of a cruiser was described as “meeting new people, becoming good friends… and then saying good bye”.

Even though we are not the ones leaving we had a taste of that bitter feeling this morning as we waved good bye to the wonderful crew of Bella Star. We first met them through their blog, as they are fellow Hans Christian owners, and when we shipped Syrah from California it was their recommendation that we had our boat launched at Shilshole Marina in Seattle, their former home. We had the pleasure of actually meeting them while at the marina and seeing their beautiful boat home! We crossed paths again in Sidney BC a few days ago and when they cruised into our current home town of Nanaimo we rolled out the red carpet.

Be sure to keep up your blog and take lots of pictures and videos. We look forward to following in your wake (one day) but for now we will be living our dreams through your adventures. Good sailing!


  1. Thanks guys, you really do know how to roll out the red carpet! We're looking forward to reading about your adventures as well!


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