We are in Portland for part of the  summer and fall. But that’s not a good reason for missing blog entries. So I thought I’d present a slightly different view for this entry.  Boats from different parts of the Pacific coast and Caribbean.

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

—-Martin Luther King, Jr.

I’ve selected a few pictures – roughly north to south –  of  people and boats  starting in Washington State and ending in Jamaica – the limits of the trip so far.


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Hood Canal, Washington

To put meaning in one’s life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
—-Edgar Lee Masters



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Isla La Colorada, Bahia Del Sol, El Salvador


I really enjoy writing novels. It’s like the ocean. You can just build a boat and take off.
-Denis Johnson



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Puerto Mutis, Panama


The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
–Dale Carnegie



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Isla Pinos, San Blas (Guna Yala) Islands, Panama


Slow travel now rivals the fly-to-Barcelona-for-lunch culture. Advocates savoir the journey, traveling by train or boat or bicycle, or even on foot, rather than crammed into an airplane. They take time to plug into the local culture instead of racing through a list of tourist traps.
—Carl Honore



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Port Royal, Jamaica


“If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most. A small sailing craft is not only beautiful, it is seductive and full of strange promise and the hint of trouble.”
― E.B White



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Golifito, Costa Rica


Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life.
— Werner Herzog


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Isla Pinos, San Blas (Guna Yala) Islands, Panama


“To reach a port we must set sail –
Sail, not tie at anchor
Sail, not drift.”
― Franklin Roosevelt