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.