Monday, December 7, 2015


I'm just going to say it, Baraka no longer exists.  Legal ownership of our sailboat changed last week, and with it the name of the boat changed as well, so she is gone.  Bittersweet doesn't even come close.  It was the right move to pass her along to someone that would use her.  Sitting in the yard wasn't doing anyone any favors, her least of all.  But we had a lot of dreams wrapped up in that boat, so now comes the time to let go of those dreams and start formulating some new ones.  Instead of trying to describe my thoughts and feelings in words, I'm going to let our photos tell this story, this chapter in our lives.

Our first day together, bringing her home.

Puget Sound Cruising Club raft-ups

Great Friends
Old acquaintances at Goddard Hot Springs
Windy Bay

Milltown Sailing events

Squirrel Cove

Wonderful sailing companions


Poulsbo 3rd of July festivities

Great sailing
The best mate

Packing for travel

New crew

Elfin Cove

Fjordlands fun

And the rain

And the snow

And the yard work

"Any port in a storm" port tasting


Red Bluffs Bay

Impromptu gatherings

The best times

Dock life  in winter

It really doesn't get any better than this

Exploration in Tracy Arm


  1. Sigh. That was a wonderful story.

  2. What a great collage of photos - you really captured the spirit of your times with Baraka. Well done.

  3. She'll always be a special part of your family. Thank you for sharing this chapter with us. <3