Willow hauled out in Ecuador. A sad day.

Well my friends, Willow is firmly in place on land in Salinas, Ecuador. Bonnie and I are now back in Bellingham, WA, preparing to head off to work for the next 4 months or so. It is sad to leave our home and life, but there is simply no other option. We need very little money to survive on, but very little is not zero. So, Bonnie will be on a halibut fishing boat up in the Gulf of Alaska or Bering Sea by the beginning of June. She will be working for the International Pacific Halibut Commission for the summer, conducting a stock assessment survey. It is a good job, one that both of us have done for many years in the past.

I will be working for Western Towboat, pulling all sorts of things all over the pacific, although most likely the job will take me north, way north into the Bering Sea and perhaps north of that. I am not yet sure when I will be heading out, but hope it will be rather quickly. It is vastly expensive to live back in this part of the world, even with good friends that let us live with them. We are back at our best of friends house, Debbie and Andrew Craig. This is where we built Willow, living and working for over five years. Willow, the dog we named the boat after is laying at my feet as I write this, Jake, is off snoozine somewhere in the shade.

OK, I will be getting things up to speed and share some or our time from Panama into Ecuador as soon as I get it all together. Ecuador was the best spot of the past 8 months. We look forward to getting back there for some inland travels and then off to the South Pacific. Please check in here again over the next week.

Willow hauled out in Ecuador. A sad day.

Well my friends, Willow is firmly in place on land in Salinas, Ecuador. Bonnie and I are now back in Bellingham, WA, preparing to head off to work for the next 4 months or so. It is sad to leave our home and life, but there is simply no other option. We need very little money to survive on, but very little is not zero. So, Bonnie will be on a halibut fishing boat up in the Gulf of Alaska or Bering Sea by the beginning of June. She will be working for the International Pacific Halibut Commission for the summer, conducting a stock assessment survey. It is a good job, one that both of us have done for many years in the past.

I will be working for Western Towboat, pulling all sorts of things all over the pacific, although most likely the job will take me north, way north into the Bering Sea and perhaps north of that. I am not yet sure when I will be heading out, but hope it will be rather quickly. It is vastly expensive to live back in this part of the world, even with good friends that let us live with them. We are back at our best of friends house, Debbie and Andrew Craig. This is where we built Willow, living and working for over five years. Willow, the dog we named the boat after is laying at my feet as I write this, Jake, is off snoozine somewhere in the shade.

OK, I will be getting things up to speed and share some or our time from Panama into Ecuador as soon as I get it all together. Ecuador was the best spot of the past 8 months. We look forward to getting back there for some inland travels and then off to the South Pacific. Please check in here again over the next week.