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Love and hope is holding us together

Wednesday, Sept 23, 2020 Sunset cruise on West Wind II , April 2020 Glenn remains in critical but stable condition in the ICU and is expected to be ready for transfer to Victoria within 5 - 7 days, god willing. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the … [Read More...]

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Update on Glenn and Go Fund Me Campaign

September 21, 2020 @1800 MaryLou and the girls would like to begin by thanking all of you who have reached out with support. We are feeling comforted by your kindness. We would like to … [Read More...]

Update on Glenn

September 18 @ 19:00 This update is from MaryLou, Glenn's wife, and our two daughters Claire and Nicola from our home in Victoria. Firstly, we would like to extend our gratitude for your … [Read More...]

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On-board communications

Communication is a very important element of all my voyages. The first voyage in 1997 in our 26 foot Haida Sannu II started with a single-handed leg of 4500 nautical miles to the Marquesas. My only form of communication was a VHF radio with visual range of about 20 nautical miles. I spoke with one ship - the USS Force 6. After … [Read More...]

Up the mast

Top of the mast heading to New Zealand, circa 2013 Sunday Morning August 23/20 07:30The sun is just coming up over the trees in our front yard. The crows and seagulls are greeting the new day with their usual cacophony of song, if you can call it that. I was up early and had a good night's sleep after a fabulous dinner … [Read More...]

Solar power

Two solar panels, one 80 watts and one 100 watts. Friday, August 21, 2020 A very important commodity for this voyage is electricity, maybe not as important as water, but still necessary. On my first single handed voyage on Sannu II, a Haida 26, in 1997 from Victoria to the Marquesas, my only electronics were a GPS and a … [Read More...]

Weather Watch

It is 08:40 Friday morning August 21st. I'm on my second cup of coffee, it's foggy and very Fall looking outside,  the street is wet, the list is still long and getting longer.I hope to leave next weekend.The rain is tapping louder on the skylight above me at the dining room table. I've been to the Earth Nullschool website … [Read More...]

Port lights

Friday, August 21, 2020 1/2 inch plate glass sandwiched between polished stainless steel outer trims One of the jobs I managed to complete in the past weeks is re and re all of WW II's ten port lights. This is something I needed to do since landing in Fremantle in 2014. As with all projects like this, 80% of the project is … [Read More...]

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