We are the People that are FREE!

 Passage people are those that have been met at anchorages or marinas or beaches or whatever along the way. They are featured perhaps because they are unique and special or because they are not, rather because they are just typical examples but of an extraordinary group. By being cruising boaties, all of these people have stepped off the well trod path and done something exceptional with their lives.


 Passage People by edition

 Passage People by boat names

 From The Coastal Passage, issue #11


Kristen and Mark with family, Sara, Jake and Luke. Everyone who attended the games and had a great time owes a particular thanks to Mark. Not that there wasn’t a big effort from a lot of people who did it for the joy of it, but it was Mark who saw the vacumn of leadership and filled it. With his easy going style and obvious sense of fairness, the event came together with the spirit intact. Don’t know what would have happened without him. Good on yer and thanks. And Mark...... for a couple slabs of beer, I will delete the photos of you at the rubber boot toss!!


 "Talisman" and

"Beluga Too"

What a cruising couple! Petrea has been sailing since 5 year old and is a professional rigger. Dennis claims to have been ‘Shanghied,’ abused and taught to sail before Petrea would let him buy his own boat. “Tale gets taller every time I hear it,” she sighs. That’s “Beluga Too” lying in the sand behind them. Dennis has a motor on his Bruce Tyson built, Bolger designed boat, Petrea doesn’t seem to need one.


Claire and Chris worked out cruising way sooner than most. Another victim of my paper delivery, I had to stop by the next day to find the secret to their wisdom. The answer is, they just did it!



It’s great to get a big laugh out of someone just as the camera clicks! Angela is reacting to a crowd behind me encouraging her to show more skin...I caught her before she hid under the sarong. Allen and Angela sail their beautiful cat on the yearly migration and hang around some very “uncouth” company! (they know who I mean!)


Collen and Findlay with crew Linda and Peter are from the GC but got caught on a paper delivery at ‘Naraville.’ They knew who I was but invited me on board anyway. It was good times to look around the fabulous 67 ft motor cat and have a few drinks and laughs. As you can see, it was late before I left. Thanks for the evening!


I noticed the accent and asked Jack where they were from. He said, “there,” indicating the boat. Seems lately the only sensible place for an American patriot to be is “Faroffistan.” He and Sandi were caught at the Lizard games parade doing their best “Yankee Doodle.” Thanks for your words of encouragement at Lizard Jack..