Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hawaii Passage #4

Hey Everybody,

It's been way too long since my last post so I'll try and fill you in on the latest. Since I've returned from Central America I've been busy with sailing, writing,working on sponsorship, catching up with mates and generally having a good time being back in the states. To help train for the extreme physical difficulties I will no doubt experience on the world voyage, I've put my boat building skills to use rebuilding a 13 foot pocket cruiser into a heavy weather rowboat that I'll use in the Inside Passage.

A few weeks ago, I met up with my good friend Brian Caldwell and we caught up on our travels and sailing adventures we've had since our delivery last fall.

On June 1st, I'm flying to Hawaii to deliver a Catalina 47 to Washington---my fourth passage between Hawaii and the mainland. After that it's one of two things for the summer, either off to the East Coast to crew on a vessel between the Maine Coast and Greenland or, if that doesn't come through, venturing up the Inside Passage and around Vancouver Island. Either will be exciting, challenging, and a hell of an adventure.

All the best,



  1. Whew! I was beginning to think you'd gotten lost in the jungle (or fallen into a cenote and disappeared into the inner earth).

    Sounds like great plans for the the next few months. I love Maine, spent a lot of time up there, in the North Woods on the water, climbing the mountains, or on the coast easting lobstah.

    Good to hear from you, Ryan. I hope the adventuring continues!

    Peace <3

  2. It's good to hear from you, Ryan. Hope you get a chance to do the Inside Passage. That would be and incredible trip. Have a great time with BJ on the Hawaii to Seattle delivery and keep us up to date.

    From Seattle, WA, USA

  3. Five months between posts...shame on you ;-) LOL

    And now I wait a month to comment.

    Sounds like you've got some great plans. I hope the round the world trip is coming along, I'm missing the excitement since Abby was rescued!

    And darn, wish I could get to Maine this summer. I love it there, the North Woods, Baxter State Park, Allagash Wilderness Waterway, the coast, the LOBSTER! The North Atlantic ought to be pretty cool (cold!). Hope that comes through for you.

    Peace <3