M/V Cloud Nine

M/V Cloud Nine
A 1973 North Sea 38' pilothouse Trawler, made in Osaka, Japan by Kita Trading Co. Ltd.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Back in the U.S.A.!

We have arrived back into the U.S. of A!  We spent a week on Saturna Island in the Gulf Islands at the dock of new friends, Brian & Patti, from S/V Elusive.  We then crossed the border and headed for a couple of days at Sucia Island in the San Juans with friends from Sequim, Cliff & Julie, from M/V Beautiful Day.  It was nice to spend time with both couples again.

We are currently staying with friends in Lynden, WA, while Cloud Nine is moored at Bellingham Marina.  We will leave from here and head to the San Juans again for a few days while we work, slowly, southward towards our spot for winter.

We have had a Trip of a Lifetime!!  Frustrating internet aside, we have enjoyed posting our adventures on this blog.  (Some will notice a lack of postings on the way south, and that was mainly due to Nancy's frustration with slow internet and the inability to get anything done at the places where we did have internet.

Once we are settled in our winter harbor, we will post one more entry with photos of our trip south. 

Thanks to all who followed us and read our entries.  Thanks for the prayers we received for our safe journey.  Thanks to all the friends we made along the way!  Thanks, too, for those that didn't laugh too hard at our antics!  We feel truly blessed for all those people we met along the way.

A final, special thanks, to Chris & Donna from M/V Sound Venture, Don & Dida from M/V Firefly, and Brian & Patti from S/V Elusive.  Thank you all for sharing your time, your knowledge, and for your friendship.


  1. Hi Jerry & Nancy! This is Jill and Henry from Marathon. We were parked next to you in Poulsbo last season. We decided to winter our boat in Brownsville this winter. Let us know where you will be this winter and maybe we can share a bottle of wine again.

    Looks like you have had a fabulous adventure cruising up north with many spectacular photos! Good for you! Glad to see you didn't do a "Titanic" on any of those icebergs! We'll be waiting for your blog update.

    We spent the summer cruising Puget Sound and also did a two week canal boat tour in France. If you want to peruse our blog it's at

    Take care!
    Jill Lehman and Henry Warner

  2. Hey you guys ~
    David and I were thinking about you the other day so decided to see if we could find your blog - lucky us - we did :) What an amazing adventure you've had. Love LOVE all the pictures and have to admit being a little green with envy. So glad you had a safe trip there and back again. So many wonderful memories for you. Have a good winter wherever it is you decide to drop anchor.
    David and Cynthia Cooper