January 2007

San Diego. A little sailing.

Jim & Katie become certified SCUBA divers

Whale watching off Point Loma

February 2007

The Valley of Fire

The Goldwell Open Air Museum

The ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada (near Death Valley)

March 2007

Visits to Corinne (and Eric) and Scott (and Amy)

Seattle Offshore Cruising Seminar by John and Amanda Neal - Mahina Expeditions

April 2007

Tenaya is back in the water and April had almost perfect weather for our return to the Netherlands

May 2007

Organizing, fixing, cleaning and getting Tenaya ready for our summer trip.

Also getting ready to sail in Norway with Mahina Expeditions.

May/June 2007

Mahina Expeditions trip along the west coast of Norway to Tromso.

Norway Part One

Norway Part Two

Norway Part Three

Norway Part Four

June 2007

Getting everything ready to head south!

July 2007

Cruising the north coast of France

July Part One

Dunkerque, Boulogne, Dieppe, La Harve, St. Vaast & Cherbourg

July Part Two

Guernsey, Treguier

July Part Three

Morlaix, L'Aberwrac'h, Chenal du Four & Brest

August 2007

Exploring northwest Spain and heading south along Portugal

August Part One

Crossing the Bay of Biscay and La Coruna

August Part Two

The Spanish Rias: Corme, Camarinas & Portosin

August Part Three


August Part Four


August Part Five

Sintra & Lisbon

September 2007

September Part One

The Algarve - Lagos

September Part Two

Olhao & Mazagon

September Part Three


September Part Four


September Part Five

Almerimar, Spain

October 2007

October Part One

Granada, Spain

October Part Two

Trevelez and the Sierra Nevada

October Part Three

Guadix and the cave dwellings

October Part Four

Planning for 2008 and Rod Heikell

November 2007

November Part One

Winter in Almerimar

November Part Two

A visit to a past life: EASTPAK

December 2007

December Part One

Almerimar Yacht Race

December Part Two

Merry Christmas






I MUST go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,

And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,

And a grey mist on the sea's face and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide

Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;

And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,

And the flung spray and the brown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must down to the seas again to the vagrant gypsy life.

To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;

And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,

And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.  

John Masefield