UPDATE: I have edited this to update the post, leaving all prior comments in place.
"Life is what happens when you're busy making plans," they say. But 2017 will be the year. Or maybe it won't.
My goal is to depart Portland on or about Mothers Day, May 14, 2017, but I have a non-negotiable list of chores that MUST be done to the boat before leaving the slip at Portland Yacht Club ("PYC"). This is the year, or maybe not...because while I have a goal, I recognize that things can happen along the way. Weather, for instance. I wish this was a sunny el Niño year, but it's not. And at my age, I might not want to endure the cold and wet weather - a thousand miles up, a thousand there, and a thousand back - although this past Oregon winter has surely trained me for that.
I have NO DEADLINES (the most dangerous thing to have aboard any boat is a skipper or crew with a deadline). Only wishes. I have set up a Facebook page for the trip and I'll be posting progress and the occasional observation or photo on that FB page.
[My original posting from 2015: Well, that's the goal, anyway. Thought I would state it here in front of God and everybody, just to make it harder for me to back out. Sure, there are still some events that could derail the project...a skiing injury, maybe, or a pop-up major health issue, or the funds not quite in place when the time comes, etc. But at my age I figure it's now or never. 2015 will be the year for it. I'd like to position the boat in Olympia around April. Olympia is the southern end of the Inside Passage, and the destination would be Skagway. Lots of adventurous cruising along the way, for sure. About a 5 month round trip I expect.]
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