July 31, 2016 Easy, fast security in Paris as we arrived early. Great flight arriving in Chicago at noon. We rented a car at the airport and spent the night at our son Justin's house in Chicago. Unfortunately they were gone on vacation but we got a good nights sleep. We went out for an early supper nice hot Mexican food and to bed by 1730. USA | New York | Montezuma | Home I grow up in and Daddy was born in We woke refreshed at 0200, took showers, had breakfast and was on the
UK |England | Chatham | Chatham Maritime Marina| June 30, 2016 Another week in Chatham Marina with an end in sight. The parts have arrived for the genset and the head is due back from the machine shop next Tuesday. So hopefully she'll be put back together and aboard Artemis again by the end of next week. It's been rainy and/or windy blowing 25-30+ kts the last few days. Nigel and Mairi are back from their trip up river so we'll make a grocery trip tomorrow to stock up again.
August 30, 2015 Dear Family and Friends,
Last I wrote we were at Falmouth England. We sailed to Plymouth Thursday, August 20, We were lucky to find a slip at the Mayflower Marina as the Fasnet Race boats had filled the various marinas in the area. We spent nine days at the Mayflower Marina in Plymouth. Sunday, August 23, We celebrate our 40th wedding Anniversary with a nice dinner at the marina restaurant and I celebrated my 63rd birthday. Wow my tenth birthday while out c
England | Dartmouth | Dartmouth Castle May 29, 2015 Dear Family and Friends,
We had and eventful passage from Newlyn, England anchorage SW England to Milford Haven, Wales on Wednesday (125nm). Our day started at 0430 as we motored the 10nm to Lands End in calm seas,lobster pots and fog patches. Up went the main sail then jib as we continued to motorsail until noon. The promised SW winds picked up and as we crossed the Celtic sea up the Cornwell coast across the bay to Bristo
England | Limehouse | new B&G instruments April 2, 2015 Dear Family and Friends, We wish you a blessed Holy Week and a Happy Easter!
I can't believe I haven't written a log in a month! Well since last I wrote we had a fantastic visit to Gothenburg, Sweden. Lars and Carin went above and beyond making sure we had a wonderful visit. We enjoyed wonderful meals, conversations, local walks and exploration of downtown Gothenburg. We walked to the local marinas to see where s/y Ymer
England | London | Limehouse Marina March 8, 2015 Dear Family and Friends, Those of you who follow facebook will be up to date on our present activities. We've been back aboard Artemis at Limehouse for over a week now. The first 4 or 5 days are the hardest as we adjust to jetlag:-) Since we haven't written since Christmas I'll give a quick update on our USA travels. We had atleast 2-3 weeks with each of our sons families enjoying our grand children. We try to break up our vis
UK | England | London | Paddington Station | Paddington Bear Hunt November 2014 We've been bear hunting these past two weeks. Paddington Bear (Children's book character by Michael Bond) has been hiding out around London. Originally 50 3.6ft Paddington statues designed by local artists and celebrities were placed around the city near parks, museums and stores. They'll be auctioned off after the New Year with proceeds going to the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to C
UK | England | London | Limehouse Basin | Artemis moored at Limehouse marina October 24, 2014 Dear Family and Friends, Great week with Val and Bob. They've been busy doing London. Al and I kept busy getting acquainted with the Limehouse area. Thursday night we went to Prospect of Whitby Pub in Wapping for dinner. Val made a great pork roast and squash for dinner on Friday while we finalized our packing for our four day road trip. UK | England | Chatham | Ropery Tour Saturday
Scotland | Aberdeen | Botanical Gardens May 30, 2014 Hi Family and Friends,
Goodness I can't believe it's been almost 2 weeks since last we wrote about our travels. We did take a bus to Aberdeen, Scotland from Peterhead on Monday May 19. Lovely, vibrant, college town... We enjoyed the two walking tours we did of new town (1800's) and old town (medieval) which is the University campus. There was a wonderful Botanical garden that we wandered at the end of the day. We checked
April 25, 2014 England | Levington | Suffolk Yacht Harbor Hi Family and Friends,
Well we're still at Suffolk Yacht Harbor but one step closer to being able to leave. We got the generator running finally on Monday. It just seems every little thing we try to do turns into time...and money... Dropping one special bolt into the bilge resulted in hours of searching for it and ultimately resulted in cleaning the bilge before it was found. We went to an OCC (Ocean Cruising Club) ga