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Raven's Favorites

When you cruise, you quickly develop your own list of favorites. Favorites anchorages, favorite towns, favorite people, and even favorite cruising equipment. 

Here are a few of our favorite things . . .

Favorite Cruising Places

Glacier Bay, Alaska
Tracy Arm, Alaska
Urupukapuka, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
(We're also fond of Ruapekapeka, but don't get them confused!)
Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Tenacatita, Mexico

Favorite Equipment

Lime squeezer ($3) -- no cruiser in Mexico will ever die of scurvy!
Our pilothouse, always warm and dry or cool and shady, as needed
Ham radio email
Vetus Meteoliner electronic recording barometer
Yanmar diesel engine
Weatherfaxes from NOAA
Steve & Linda Dashew's boat designs and books
Laptop computer navigation with Visual Series software

Favorite Cruising Friends

(Click on each photo to see it full size)

Kris & Kim Slack and Craig & Sandy Kalemjian from West Chester, Pennsylvania enjoying the cruising life with us in Glacier Bay

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Bjarne & Lise Elowsson depart for home from Greenway Sound, B.C. after a week cruising aboard Raven. We met the Elowssons in New Zealand while chartering a sailboat there in 1997.

Patty Ecklebe runs the Raven beauty salon (178K)Patty Ecklebe, a close friend from Tacoma, operates the beauty salon on Raven's foredeck while we're anchored near Ketchikan.

Without Marvelous Mark Lindeman, Raven would never have been able to leave the dock. He's our expert rigger, electronics technician, mechanic, and good friend. Mark loves to fly into exotic places with sun and palm trees to help us fix things.

Bob & Leslie of North Road are from Vancouver, B.C. and did both the Baja Ha-Ha 2000 and the Baja Bash with us. The photo gives an idea of how serious they are about cruising.

Ken & Cath of Felicity were on Baja Ha-Ha 200 with us, too, and they introduced us to Zihuatanejo, our favorite Mexican town. They are blazing the trail across the Pacific for us, and you can catch up with them at their own S/V Felicity website

Stef & Marilyn of Circe are friends from Tacoma who showed us the path to cruising joy and urged us on. They've cruised Mexico for several years and showed us the ropes.

Many more to come . . .


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