Let the “Grand Adventure” Begin!


Over the course of the past two weeks we have been racing toward our goal to leave Moss Landing and start our progression to San Diego to meet with the Baja Ha-Ha fleet in late October. People keep asking me if we are excited……

Yes, we are excited. However, coexisting with our eager anticipation is sadness, loss, and emptiness. While we are chasing our dreams we are also leaving behind our loved ones. Thankfully we have had the opportunity to visit with all of our local family and most of our friends. We have collected hugs, had cherished conversations and moments, and made promises to stay safe and post lots of pictures. Our little sailing vessel not only holds most of our possessions it also holds a boat load of love and good wishes. Our hearts are as full as our storage lockers and so we are now ready to set sail!

Our Delorme InReach tracking system will be activated today and we have added a new page to the blog to allow people to follow our track. We have not had much opportunity to test the system, so please do not be alarmed if it does not work properly.

Captain Steve and I are ready. We have worked hard for two years planning, learning, building, replacing, repairing, installing, and dreaming……

The time has come….. We cast off today……. Let the Grand Adventure begin!

Captain Steve and I are ready. We have worked hard for two years planning, learning, building, replacing, repairing, installing, and dreaming……

The time has come….. We cast off today……. Let the Grand Adventure begin!

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38 Responses to Let the “Grand Adventure” Begin!

  1. Jeff Brenner says:

    Dear Steve & Sherri,
    May all your dreams be fulfilled on this journey.
    Sending lot’s of love your way.

  2. nick says:


  3. SuZQ says:

    Wheeeeeeee! Love to you both, happy sailing, badass life.

  4. Sv Konami says:

    all the best to you both! At last, the day is here so celebrate with a quick jig on the foredeck! We’ll be right behind you, nice to have a leader, 😀

  5. Darrie says:

    You two are an inspiration! Wishing you much joy.

  6. Ed mora says:

    Fair winds and be safe!

  7. Graham says:

    Bon Voyage, fair winds and kindly seas for sure! Well done!

  8. OMG I am so excited. It’s today!!!!! WOW I can’t wait to track and keep up with you! Fair winds my friends, and be safe!

    ‘”May you have fair winds and smooth sailing.May you have your sails full and a hand’s breadth of water under your keel.”

  9. Ellen Brenner says:

    So excited, and a catch in my stomach, the time is here! May your dreams stay in front of you and the wind be ever at your backs. I’ll be holding you both close in my heart as you begin your adventure. XOXOX

    • Thanks Ellen. Big love to you and Barry. If you find the time, come find us. It would be lovely to wonder the streets of of far off village with you or sipping margaritas under the palapa.

  10. Tara says:

    I am so excited for you both!! Bon voyage!!

  11. misstaram says:

    I am so excited for both of you!! Living the dream!! (-:
    Bon voyage, Lovebirds!! ❤

  12. Steve Goodman says:

    May the wind always be at your back! Sorry we didn’t get to see you before you left. Hope to catch you somewhere along you journeys.

  13. Shannon M says:

    Have a great time you two!

  14. doriscorrell says:

    Safe journeys you two. I am so excited to follow your adventures as you post then here. Bon Voyage!

  15. Tommy says:

    It’s great seeing people live their dreams. I’m glad I was able to have a small part in that. I am so happy for you too. Congratulations! Travel Safe.

  16. Steve Fox says:

    Yay! Just back from two-week cruise to Catalina, making sure it’s ready for you (it is). Hope you can stop by your old neighbor’s slip in Channel Islands for a little catchup. Be nice to see you again and the transformed Pablo. Best wishes for your trip.

    • Hi Steve! We are planning on arriving in Chanel islands harbor tomorrow evening. We have some things to take care of so we will be there for about a week. Hope we can see you while we are there.

      • Steve Fox says:

        My friend Tim & I are bringing Swallow up from MDR Friday and Saturday, arriving Saturday later afternoon/evening. Give me a call – 805.509.1883 — and perhaps we can hook up. So great you are on your voyage!!

  17. Barry Brenner says:

    Be safe

  18. k. says:

    Wish I coulda been there, waving you away…

  19. Barbara says:

    Bon voyage! Make a million memories!

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