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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.

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