Friday, 15 May 2015

May 15th, 2015

So much has happened in the last few weeks. So much crazy stuff!  First, I met Dave Jeschke. Dave owns a sailboat in Olympia Washington. He's looking for someone to circumnavigate Vancouver Island with him starting the end of June. I decided to go to Olympia and meet him in person and see if we would be able to stand each other on a 32 ft. Westsail for 8 weeks. Dave and I spent a week on Cygnus, including four awesome days cruising around Puget Sound. By the end of the week there was no doubt that we were compatible enough for the adventure. So... it looks like the beginning of a great summer!
      Now the work starts. Cygnus is seaworthy, but there is a small problem of shoehorning a land lubber into a 32 ft space with a guy who is used to having it all to himself. Some adjustments are required by both parties.
   I quickly excluded myself from any strenuous work by going and having hernia surgery on the pretext that it would be best to get it done so that it didn't cause problems while we were days from medical help. Fortunately, Dave fell for the ruse hook, line, and sinker, and I'll be supervising all major heavy projects, beer in hand.
   My surgery went well, except for a small incident involving a faceplant off the gurney and onto the floor. Now I'm stuck at home with little to do but try and get healed up enough to travel back down to Olympia.
    The plan is to sail June 30th. We will be buddy boating with Pat and Betty to the north end of the Island where they will double back, and we will continue around the west side.

Friday, 1 May 2015


This blog is the unofficial log of the SV Cygnus, and the travel adventures of Dave Jeschke and Pete Drewcock.

Dave and I will be co-authoring, with the hope that you will get both perspectives. That of the land lubber, Pete, and the seasoned sailor, Dave.

Cheers! Pete.