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by | Dec 19, 2023

for your enjoyment

December 22, 2023

Welcome to our traveling blog.  We are preparing and packing for the longest trip ever.  We are going to sea for 5 months.  That’s right, we fly to Los Angeles on January 10th and board the Seabourn Sojourn for a cruise around the world, ending in Athens Greece on June 5th

A little over 20 years ago, Kim and I met while traveling in Aruba.  A year later we got married on New Years Eve.  We have traveled many times since.  We have been to Antarctica, The Artic, and many points in between, we’ve chased the northern lights and have been where the sun never rises, we’ve been where the sun never sets too.  We consider ourselves very blessed to have seen all these things.

Seabourn is not new to us, we have sailed to Norway, Greece, and Antarctica.  It is by far our favorite Cruise Line; their ships are small, and their service is outstanding.   

Now, we (Kim) are finishing our packing, and the shippers will come to our house on December 27th to ship our luggage to Los Angeles.  Then we will work on shutting things down in preparation for our flight January 10th.    They offer a limousine service to the airport, but we are in Podunk Cathlamet and they don’t service us, so our limo driver is David Kirkby. 

We will be posting pictures and filling you in on our daily excursions, I’m not promising to write every day, but enough to keep you coming back for more.  You can follow along with our itinerary and if you click on Marine Traffic, it will show you where the ship is in real time. 

We hope you enjoy our blog and look forward to your comments and questions.  Please feel free to share this site with others that you know will like following along.  sailwest.net

Merry Christmas all.


  1. Paul

    TY, looking forward to the fun!

  2. Richard Erickson

    Wow, nice post.. I’m excited to watch your adventures as you travel the world. Hopefully there’s a place for photos.

  3. Steve C

    So excited to watch your adventures.

  4. Adrienne Sharp

    Can’t wait to follow along on your amazing adventure!

  5. Nancy Corr

    Aloha, and thanks for sharing your adventure.
    I’m jealous 🥰

  6. Tom S Miller

    Awesome! Glad you have the opportunity to go on another adventure together. Looking forward to traveling with you in spirit!

  7. Bonnie Kerlee

    Thank you for allowing me and Great Escapes Travel Shoppe to share in your journey. I have you saved on my home screen and will be watching your journey daily :). I am so excited for you guys to have this amazing experience. Bon Voyage and safe travels!

  8. Jim Nicholson

    So we can stalk you via ship traffic! Sounds fun! The trip looks amazing. Hop it is everything you want and more.

  9. Joe Monteleone

    Bon Voyage Steve and Kim!!! Have a wonderful time! BTW, I assume you have your DVR set to record the Super Bowl in case your plans to watch it live don’t work out?!? 🙂

    • Steve Sharp

      I have NFL Network on my phone and laktop. Thanks for your concern.

  10. Belinda Lowery

    Kim & Steve, safe travels. What an adventure.

  11. Sheila Shaw

    I remember when Jim and I took your photo in front of that tree years ago!

  12. Gail Koeslag

    Wow!! Just wow!
    What an experience.


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