We started cruising in the fall of 2000, just after getting Starr, by running the boat over to New Zealand for the first 6 months of our “Sea Trial”. We have cruised through the Marquesas, Society Islands, Cook Islands and to NZ twice. Then we drove Starr across the Atlantic for 2 years of cruising the Bay of Biscay, France, Spain, Portugal, and all throughout the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas.
Following the trip to Europe, we returned to Seattle to redevelop the Marco Shipyard into the large yacht support facility, Salmon Bay Marine Center.
In 2009, we ran Starr to Japan for an amazing year in Japan. Our route to Japan took us through the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mariana’s, and into the inland Sea of Japan. We based Starr in the Seto Inland Sea just south of Osaka where we spent a memorable year making friends and exploring.
Since returning from Japan we have been mostly wintering and cruising the Hawaiian Islands and then crossing back to Seattle or Alaska for the summer seasons. We are currently in Hawaii for this year of 2020.