Updated September 17, 2017 from Kingston, WA USA

 

 

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Carina arrived at her homeport on September 14, 2017 after 14+ years and 41223 nautical miles.

 
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Latest Passage Notes  - click here and scroll to bottom of introductory page

 
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New photos journals for our North Pacific passage - Pohnpei to Sitka, SE Alaska Summer 2017 and British Columbia

 
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Ocean Navigator article on Ninigo Islands - Click here to read online.

 
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Cruising Helmsman article on Ninigo also published in June 2017

 
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Our Galley - New Recipes - Smoky Salmon Dip Wrangell &  Black Fungus Carol

 
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Our Friends - New entries - and photos -  in our long list of cruising friends - Amante, Bliss, Ocean Dream, Foxy, Mew, Aldo, Andante, Miss Molly, Autumn Passage, Integrity II, Mariposa, Fluid Motion, Pacific Hwy, Konami, Dione, Chi, Gilgamesh, Bear Necessity

 

 

Etcetera - Things We Found Interesting

 
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Quote: Philip DiNuovo 'You are never more alive than when you are rushing headlong into danger, all senses alive and adrenalin coursing through your bloodstream.  When the danger has passed and you have succeeded, you find that life is sweet and that you savor it like a fine wine.  In the game of life, you cannot win, you cannot even break even.  Live your life as hard as you can.'

 
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Quote: from Matthew Flinders Cat (Bryce Courtenay) 'To question everything is important, for knowledge is power and ignorance is enslavement.  When we accept without questioning, we forfeit the power to control out own lives.'

 
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Quote: Albert Einstein 'I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.'

 

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Quote: Ernest Hemingway 'It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.'

 

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Quote: Albert Enstein'Any fool can know. The point is to understand.'

 
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Quote: Carl Sagan'Skeptical habits of thought are essential for nothing less than our survival ----- because baloney, bamboozles, bunk, careless thinking, flimflam and wishes disguised as facts are not restricted to parlor magic and ambiguous advice on matters of the heart. '
 

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Quote: from the Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)'what solitude is more complete, or more poetical, than that of a ship floating in isolation on the sea during the obscurity of the night; in the silence of immensity, and under the eye of heaven?'

 
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Quote: from The October Horse (Colleen McCullough)'The sea, he had long realized, had a smell all its own-sweetish, weedy, faintly fishy.  But now a different perfume was smothering it.  Earth!  He could smell earth!'

 
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Dunning-Kruger Effect 'Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge' Charles Darwin