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I am owned by Pauline and Mark Blasky. My hull was built at the Duncan Marine Yard in Taiwan and launched in Dec of 1980. It is a William Garden design based on the Pixie Design and called by Duncan Marine a Freedom 45. They are the fourth owners and have owned me the longest. They have done extensive refitting to me including replacing my entire deck structure and rig. My masts are roughly 10% taller than original and now are made of aluminium as opposed to the original wood ones, which, though pretty, were always problematic. You can read more about me under "MORE ABOUT SARI TIMUR"

February 27, 2017

3-day weekend in Anchorage

We both had a 3-day weekend, so we decided to drive up to Anchorage.  On the itinerary were shopping, relaxing and some sightseeing.  However, this weekend was a little special as we were going to meet some old friends from Singapore.

We met John and May Hannon in Singapore when we were all living on our boats.  They are special enough that they were part of our wedding.  They and their daughter, Serena left Singapore and cruised up to Thailand and we met them again in Phuket when we sailed up there.

Long story short, Serena and her husband Nick live in Anchorage.  John and May decided that the skiing season is too good to miss (Alaska has lots of snow this winter) and decided that they will come up to spend time with Serena.  We have been in contact with them over the years and they invited us to their place for dinner.  Serena was serving Chilli Crab and Chicken Rice, so how can we say no!  Armed with some sake and beer, we headed over and had a most fantastic visit.  The food was good and so was the catching up.  Thank you Serena and Nick for the lovely sedap meal and thank you John and May for the invite.  It was so good to be able to catch up on good old times.

The next day, we decided to do a little sightseeing and discovered that the Fur Rondy was happening that weekend.  We headed down to downtown Anchorage and found a carnival and some ice sculptures, snow sculptures actually.  They were very well done.

Some shopping and the weekend was over too quickly.  Somebody had to be back at Seward in the afternoon on Monday to move a ship.

February 17, 2017

Snow Day

We are having another snow storm.  Seward had not seen this much snow in recent years.  There are more areas opened up for snow machines in the Chugach National Forest.  They are even organizing a local dog mushing event, the last of which was maybe 4 years ago.  Lots of skiing, tobogganing, ice skating for the kids too.  Yeah, just when we are spending the winter here, it snows.  Well, we are coping pretty well and loving the beauty of the snow and it is not too cold and unbearable.  Today, we had around 18 inches of snow in about a 20 hour period.  The last snow storm we had, it dropped around 24 inches.

Pauline took some pictures from the hotel this morning.

view of the boats in the boat harbor

a close up of the juvenile eagle sitting on top of a mast

look at the pile of snow in the foreground

February 12, 2017

17 Years

Wow 17 years!   We have been married for 17 years, what a ride we are on.  I hope it has been as great for you as it has for me. No matter if it's in the troughs or on the crests you make it great!