First post

As many of you know, we are planning to leave for The Big Trip in May.  The Big Trip is what we are calling the trip up the west coast on our 41′ sailboat, Toga.  We plan to leave from San Pedro and head north to British Columbia.  We are working on a list of potential stops on the way, usually stopping each day somewhere.  The trip will probably take 6 weeks or so, we are not planning to rush, but rather try to enjoy the passage as much as we can.  Those that have made the trip up the coast warn that it is unpleasant – mainly because you are fighting the prevailing wind, waves and current.

Once we get to our ultimate destination, we plan to explore the area until the weather turns cold.  We will leave Toga in Canada or Washington and come back to Redondo Beach for the winter months, then head back for more adventures in the Spring.

It is very important to me to keep in touch with my friends and family, so I hope this blog will help.  Let me know if you have any questions about the boat or the trip.  Hugs!


19 thoughts on “First post

  1. Yea! A blog! So excited that you are doing this. I look forward to watching and reading your big sea adventures from my fluorescent lit cubicle in smoggy! Much love!


  2. Of course I am sad to say good bye for a few months to my best friend and and sweet girl.
    I hope to catch up with you on the way and will keep in touch. We’re all happy you are on this well deserved long trip and good times. I know Ralph is a good captain and will keep you safe.
    The photos and daily comments will make it seem like we’re all on board.
    Love you always, Mom


  3. That sounds so awsome, Patricia! Looking forward to seeing the pictures and hearing about the adventure…you haven’t even started but have shown a great advetnure already. The preparation and being prepared looks challenging. Take mittons. Enjoy!!


  4. Not sure why I used “Patricia”!?! Enjoy your trip, Tricia. If you’re avialable for lunch one of these days, let me knw. It’d be great to get caught up.


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