Offshore 1991-1993
Although, unfortunately I didn´t sail on any offshore - I did see a few on their way...
The Robby as an escort
I wish I had been able to go out with them...
A good send off
The were quite a few people there to see the 1991 offshore away
2 Scotts
My (still) best friend Scott Cale, joined up with this offshore in Costa Rica.
Casting Off
...and away they go!
Casting Off
I think that´s one of Skipper Tony´s daughters high on the shoulders there.
That´s all she wrote....
and the crowd disperses...
The Return!
Due to the loss of the main propeller shaft off Hawaii, the Swift sailed back to Victoria and we rowed her in (I was stroke oar in the long boat to the left)
Pacific Grace 2003-2004 Homecoming
SALTS´ extended family welcomes home the Pacific Grace!
Almost there...
The Pacific Grace coming alongside the float at ship´s point.  Don´t look at the Coho.
Home Again
Wow, that is some georgeous woodwork.
Our Esort (From The Yard)
Taken From the yards this picture shows Mike Booth on the main, the Swift and Trial Islands in the background
The Escort From Our Perspective
Wow!
Two Friends Meet Again
The Grace and The Swift meet after nine months trainees on one family on the other
The Grace Rounds The Bend
Our First Sightings of the Grace - !Sailing! into Victoria Harbour (which I thought wasn´t allowed...)
The Escort
The Pacific Swift, and a small armada of harbour ferries escorted the grace into port.
Manning the Yards
In the finest maritime tradition...
Ships Point
The welcome home cermony was held at Ships Point Warf (where else!)
Happy Birthday!!!
If you were there - then this makes more sense... suffice to say that the young lady in this photo has some very sly Grandparents - who made certain that everyone on the dock knew just who needed a very public "Happy Birthday" - so I figure, I´m just doing my part to keep that for posterity :)
Pacific Grace 2003-2004 Leg 1
Victoria to Mexico
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Parents wave goodbye...
The Pacific Swift, top-heavy with parents...

(note - all of these photo´s will have real comments added by the photographer, once he reaches a port with internet access....!)
Parents et al leave....
Free at last, free at last....!
Porpoises, or dolphins?
Sunset
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The Golden Gate Bridge
Well Wishers...
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Phil´s Berth....
...not much different than his room at home!
Not much of a challenge....
...after being at sea!
Gotta love...
....the "raccoon" tans...
Take the shades off, once in awhile!
Are we not men?
We are Devo.....

(okay - the reference is a bit obtuse...those over 35 should get it...)
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Where "bad" sailors end up....
...Alcatraz.
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