|Sound Discovery hauled out in 2011.|
Sound Discovery1978 Cruising Cal 34 Mk lll
Clif purchased Sound Discovery in Tacoma, WA, October 2012 and motored her all the way up the Inside Passage (during the cold weeks of November) to her new home in Juneau, Alaska. S/V Sound Discovery, or affectionately known as "Da Boat," or "SD" was transformed into a true Juneau home for the winter; complete with space heaters, warm sleeping bags, quilted comforters, electric tea kettle, and any possible to keep out the ice and snow.
|Sound Discovery in February 2015, getting a new bottom paint job.|
On September 3rd, 2013, Clif and I (Giselle) cut the dock lines from our Douglas Harbor home in Juneau, and began our 3 month sail down to Mexico. We spent a month motoring and sailing through the Inside Passage to Seattle, did a 10-day passage from Seattle, WA to San Francisco, and month making our way from San Francisco to La Paz, Baja. It was an amazing adventure that both of our dads participated in, as well as two of our experienced sailing buddies. We had great weather almost the entire trip, excluding a rough day in Taku Inlet, right outside of Juneau, and several days in a gale storm off Cape Mendocino in northern California (see the blog archives for that one).
Once the money ran low, we pulled our precious home out of the water at Marina Seca Guaymas. For the past several years, Sound Discovery has been a Mexico boat, cruising seasonally in the Sea of Cortez from Guaymas down to La Paz and back north. We have plans to bring it further south in the Spring cruising season of 2017.
|Winter Sailing with friends Dave and Andy in Juneau, Alaska, March 2013|
|Reflection of the transom, prior to changing the home harbor to Juneau.|
|GoPro image of us sailing down the Pacific coast of Baja in Fall 2013, our Walker Bay dinghy in the foreground.|
|View through the dodger in Juneau, Alaska|
|Giselle relaxing in the hammock in Playa El Burro, Baja|