Oct 18, 2007

People and Places

Ok. I've got some pictures and videos!

These are our British friends, Ray and Irene. We've had a great time traveling with them and Roman and Olya (the Canadians). Sadly today we parted ways. I was very bummed when we waved goodbye. These people were great fun. I think Ray is one of the happiest people I've ever met. He is always smiling and making jokes. Ray is very kind, I can't imagine him getting mad. Irene has a serious manner, but everything she says is funny. Probably because she is straight faced when she says it, and because she has that crazy British accent. I don't understand half of what she says, but I hear enough to understand what she is talking about. Ray and Irene have been dating for the last 30 years, they just got married in January. Interestingly, Irene was the instigator to their sailing sabbatical, not Ray.

Joke from Ray:
"Life's a bitch, and then you marry one."

Joke from Irene:
(speaking to Ray)
"I've spent my whole life trying to make you the man I wanted, and now I complain that you've changed!"

We are really hoping to meet up with them somewhere down the road.

I caught me a fish on the Ocean! It was a bluefish. I filleted him, and we ate him in about two hours. Talk about fresh. At 13 inches I thought he was a little small, but I was later told by local fisherman that you don't want to keep anything over 13 inches because they aren't as good to eat. Go figure. I was a little concerned about not having a fishing license, but I was later told that until January 1st you don't need one on the Ocean. I don't know if that's true. But we were in Delaware yesterday, today we are in Maryland, and tomorrow we will be in Virginia. We can't afford to buy a fishing License everyday!

The tall ship "Pride of Baltimore Two." We hung out aboard this ship in New York City. We took this picture on the bay today. This boat was designed by Tomas Gillmar, the same person who designed our Privateer 35 sailboat! It is a very rare day when two Gillmar boats sail next to each other.

Video of the anchorage this morning.... stupid video wont load.


  1. Awesome, awesome, awesome.

    That's all I have to say right now.

  2. Gah! I miss fishing! Originally, I was y'know.. semi-jealous, but now I'm ultra-jealous 'cause I haven't fished in years. Glad you guys are making it through (despite the stove incident)!

  3. Watch out for PIRATES!! :) That is a mandatory statement coming from an Aunt.....sorry.....it's just my job. ;) XXXOOOO Aunt Joni