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These chronicles of our Dream are arranged by major segments of our voyage. Most early entries are extracted from the deck log, with editing and embellishment for readability. Pictures of various locations are included. Later files are less like the log and more story-like. The last chapter is mostly e-mail summaries of the last 2 years with a short epilogue covering our last 6 months.

Background:
Captain John had dreamed of cruising in the Caribbean Sea for over 30 years when in 2003 he and his wife Lela purchased their 43 foot catamaran and began outfitting it for cruising. For two years they sailed on Puget Sound, venturing as far north as the San Juan Islands during the summer of 2004 on a shakedown cruise. On April 29, 2005, John retired from his job at Hanford to begin final preparations for the long cruise. At long last, on July 3, 2005, Yachtsman's Dream departed Elliott Bay Marina in Seattle for the first chapter of The Dream.

Chapter 1 - Around Vancouver Island
July-August 2005
Chapter 2 - Winter in Scappoose, Or.
September 2005-May 2006
Chapter 3 - Down the West Coast
May 2006
Chapter 4 - Hot Times in the Summer Time
June-October 2006
Chapter 5 - Baja Ha-Ha XIII
November 2006
Chapter 6 - After the Ha-Ha
November 2006 - January 2007
Chapter 7 - Mexico's Gold Coast - Southbound
January - February 2007
Chapter 8 - Northbound to the Sea of Cortez
March - May 2007
Chapter 9 - Tucson Revisited
May - November 2007
Chapter 10 - Friends Reunited
November 2007 - February 2008
Chapter 11 - Out of Mexico
February 2008 - April 2008
Chapter 12 - Central America
April 2008 - July 2008
Chapter 13 - Panama
August 2008 - December 2008
Chapter 14 - Beyond Panama
January 2009 - April 2009
Chapter 15 - After Guatemala
December 2009 - February 2010
Chapter 16 - Bahamas to Saint Martin
March 2010 - May 2010
Chapter 17 - The Year of Friends
November 2010 - May 2011
Chapter 18 - Solo Cruising
December 2011 - May 2012
Chapter 19 - Going "Down Island"
December 2012 - October 2013
Chapter 20 - The Final Chapter
Nov 2013 - June 2016
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