We’re what one would call a complimentary couple. What does that mean? Well, we’re perfectly different from each other.
Shawn is a technologist – he likes machines, wants to know how things work, strives to make systems efficient and automatic, cares about things like fault tolerance, mean time between failures, failure modes – that sort of thing. When he creates, it usually (okay, always) requires a lot of research and involves some sort of technology. You could say, “Shawn want’s to know” and finish it with just about anything; What’s around the corner? What does the sand on that beach feel like? How much fuel are we using? I think you get the idea
Or, to say it another way, together we’re perfectly curious! We want to experience other cultures though maybe for different reasons that we can share with each other and grow together. We’ll try choose different activities to try together and share notes about how we each experienced them.
For as long as we can remember, we’ve had “itchy feet”, no matter how recently we arrived somewhere. For the past 15 years Seattle has been our home -Way too long! But, we were raising a family, getting kids off to college and launched into the world to hopefully make a positive difference in their own unique way.
In June of 2019 we came to a crossroad when the youngest graduated high and within 18 hours had moved out of state. So, what do you do when the nest is empty? Yeah, you leave! Well, we’re not quite ready to leave it all behind and sail into the sunset – We still own a contemporary circus (we’ll tell you more about that sometime – it’s almost like the time Shawn came home and announced that he’d “accidentally” bought a pig!), Geri has a local career in nursing, and we don’t yet have a boat that will take us across oceans. So, about that boat…
When we left the empty nest behind, we moved aboard a 50-foot power boat that we’ve since renamed (with all the pomp, ceremony, and appropriate sacrifices) 2nd Circus. Our circus is sort of like a boat – It provides amazing experiences and always needs us to fix something, buy something, change something, learn something new… you get the idea!
In our first summer cruising season, we logged over 1800 miles. That isn’t much in terms of long-range ocean cruising but, for a couple of weekenders, that’s pretty darn good! We also managed to harvest over 100 legal dungeness crab!
Over the next few years, we’ll be exploring the waters of the Pacific Northwest from Seattle to Southeast Alaska, acquiring the skills and experience needed to cross oceans, and sharing our adventures with you. We sincerely hope you’ll join us on our journey and look forward to seeing where we end up together.