Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Jan Saukko



My husband, Chuck and I live in Everett, Washington, on our Catalina 42, 'Wind Watcher' which we purchased in May 2004. I lived with him on his 35 wooden sloop 'Entropy' for about 4 years. We had our honeymoon on a 3 masted sailing ship crusing the South Indies. We love to cruise the Puget Sound & San Juan Islands. We usually anchor out for New Year's Eve, and 2 years in a row came home thru a gale! I enjoy fishing, and crabbing. Chuck and I are certified SCUBA divers, have our ham licenses, have first aid cards, and have taken the 'primo' sail repair class from Carol Hasse in Port Townsend. In 2 to 3 years, we plan to retire, cut the dock lines and head south, see where the wind blows us. I am looking forward to crewing on the 'Cirrus'. It will be my first ocean crossing and I plan to be a sponge to soak up every bit of education and experience that I can.

10 comments:

Steve C said...

Jan,
Thanks for including me in your adventure. It looks like fun! I will be watching you and Chuck.
Steve

Dawna said...

Hi Jan!
I'm looking forward to "joining" you and Chuck, although from a distance, on your trans-Pacific adventure.
(If you receive this multiple times, it's just me trying to figure out how to send this comment...oops!)
Love, Dawna

Kris said...

Hi Jan! I'm looking forward to living vicariously while you, Chuck and the rest of the crew experience your exciting adventure! I'm sure you'll have wonderful tales to tell! Smooth Sailing!!! Kris

tod and sherry said...

Hi Jan and Chuck. Hope your voyage is a safe and memorable experience. We will be following your adventure from here and hope to hear how it's going. Tod and Sherry.

Valerie said...

CIRRUS 2008 --- current post is NOT here.
However - this is on Cirrus2007:
Monday, June 2, 2008
We are on our way.

0600, 2 June 2008, 22N35, 157W15, C024M, S6.6, motor sailing with one reef still in and 115% jib.

Started out yesterday, exactly on schedule, at 1600. Put a reef in and started motor sailing hard to weather in 20 knots of wind. Shut down the engine and unfurled the jib about an hour later and were making 6-7 knots close hauled into 18-20 knots of wind. Wind really erratic. Ran into a little zero wind hole around midnight.

Looks like we've covered about 76 KM so far.
Valerie

Dawna said...

Hi Jan,
It's Monday 8:00pm. I've been thinking about you and Chuck a whole lot, wondering how you're doing. I hope you're settled in and thoroughly enjoying the whole experience. What an opportunity, and preparation for your future plans!
Love, Dawna

Anonymous said...

Totally kool Jan !

P-Patch Weather: Cool with rain and wind. My corn is rotting in the ground !

Forecast: More of the same !

Gary

tod and sherry said...

Hi Jan and Chuck and the rest of the crew. Sounds like things are going well and are adjusting to the ways of the seas.Hope all continues to go well and looking forward to hearing from you. Tod and Sherry.

Dawna said...

Hi Jan,
Today is June 8, but when you get this it will probably be tomorrow (June 9). You may be thinking about the half-way point, so here's some half-way trivia for you: "A half year from today (June 8) is half way from my birthday to your birthday."
I hope you have a great half-way celebration!
Love, Dawna

Dawna said...

Hi Jan,
Although I missed not seeing a new "paint by words", that's OK. Just know that I'm there with you in spirit, and continue to have you and Chuck on my mind. I hope you're enjoying the remaining time on this adventure, and getting some of that SLEEP you were talking about. In spirit, I did the remaining two paint-by-numbers in your honor. I also finished the 4th Hashi.
I'm plannng to have my cell phone on around the time of your arrival. I missed our usual Saturday morning talk, but look forward to hearing from you once you are safely ashore. Please feel free to call no matter what the time of day or night.
Love, Dawna