S/V LINGER LONGER
Kirk & Kristin Doyle
Our adventure started Sunday, June 16, 2013 with many friends "cutting our dock lines"
at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle, Washington. When we left we knew we were pressed for time to reach southeast Alaska for the most favorable cruising months. After contemplating this dilemma for a short time, we made arrangements to spend the winter in the Inner Harbour in Victoria, British Columbia and proceeded to leisurely cruise as far north as Ocean Falls, BC and around the west side of Vancouver Island.
May and June of 2014 were spent in Alaska cruising as far north as Glacier Bay. After working our way back down the BC coast including a visit to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), we left Friday Harbor at the end of August and cruised (mostly motored) down the Pacific Coast landing in San Diego in late September.
On Thanksgiving Day we left San Diego and entered Mexico. We spent that winter cruising the Pacific Coast of mainland Mexico and the summer of 2015 in the northern part of the Sea of Cortez. This past winter we sailed as far south as Zihuatanejo for their annual Guitar Fest then worked our way back to La Cruz near Puerto Vallarta and on to La Paz on the Baja Peninsula. The summer of 2016 will, once again, be spent cruising the northern part of the Sea of Cortez where the fishing is plentiful, water is crystal clear, anchorages are private, and everyone is friendly.