North to Alaska

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Looks like the winds will let ip a bit to get me out of La La land.

Dauntless has never looked so good or been so ready.

Here are some pictures of my new three way valve to change water tanks without having to go into the second cabin closet.

Btw, after careful measurement, each water tank is 100 to 110 gallons.

No wonder I’ve been overfilling them for 5 years.

Who said an old dog can’t learn new tricks. 😄

Published by Richard on Dauntless

I’m an eclectic person, who grew up in New York, lived overseas for many years and have a boat, Dauntless, a 42 foot Kadey Krogen trawler yacht. Dauntless enables me to not only live in many different parts of the world, but to do it in a way that is interesting, affordable, with the added spice of a challenge. Dauntless also allows me to be in touch with nature. As the boat glides through the ocean, you have a sense of being part of a living organism. When dolphins come to frolic, they stay longer if you are out there talking to them, watching them. Birds come by, sometimes looking for a handout; sometimes grateful to find a respite from their long journey. I grew up on the New York waterfront, in the West Village, when everything west of Hudson St. was related to shipping and cargo from around the world. For a kid, it was an exciting place of warehouses, trucks, and working boats of all kinds: tugs and the barges and ships, cargo and passenger, they were pushing around. My father was an electrical engineer, my mother an intellectual, I fell in between. I have always been attracted to Earth’s natural processes, the physical sciences. I was in 8th grade when I decided to be a Meteorologist. After my career in meteorology, my natural interest in earth sciences: geology, astronomy, geography, earth history, made it a natural for me to become a science teacher in New York City, when I moved back to the Big Apple. Teaching led to becoming a high school principal to have the power to truly help kids learn and to be successful not only in school but in life. Dauntless is in western Europe now. In May and June, I will be wrapping up the last two years in northern Europe, heading south to spend the rest of the year in Spain & Portugal. Long term, I’m planning on returning to North American in the fall of 2017 and from there continuing to head west until we’re in Northeast Asia, Japan and South Korea, where we will settle for a bit. But now, my future lies not in NY or even Europe, but back to the water, where at night, when the winds die down, there is no noise, only the silence of the universe. I feel like I am at home, finally.

5 thoughts on “North to Alaska

  1. “Dauntless has never looked so good”

    No kidding! Every time I was aboard, it looked like a tool and spare parts bomb had gone off in the salon.

    Two Thumbs Up!!

  2. I hope you will enjoy your journey. It seems to me that the number of hats has increased 🙂
    Take care.

  3. Dang Captain I am a nobody that has had 5 boats the last one being a 24 cuddy 350 HP outboard. Made many trips a ways offshore in the Gulf of Mex and the Fl. Keys in the Atlantic to fish and dive. I have been looking at Grand Banks 50- to – 60 ft just dreaming about being able to do what you are doing. My gosh I am so impressed with your accomplishments as a Captain. I am 64 and still working so it’s just my personal dream and will never happen but I truly love the ocean as you do and yearn to be out there. I, like you am never lonely when I am alone on the ocean…God Bless you Captain and I wish for glassy seas and light wind for you. Thank you for sharing.

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