I am Alison Stocker and with my husband, Randall, we have been cruising in our sailboat for five years. We retired from working at the University of Florida at the end of December 2007 and cast-off from Florida on June 1st, 2008, on our shake-down cruise up the eastern coast of North America.
Since then we have voyaged through the Bahamas, Jamaica, western Caribbean, Panama, Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands, Hawai’i, SE Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington State. If interested you can find blog sections about these adventures organized chronologically and by location. We are just setting-off again after a winter of refitting the boat so look for new blog entries starting in April 2013.
Our blog is primarily intended for our friends and relatives who want to find out where we are, but we welcome review and comments from anyone friendly!
Tregoning is a Cornish family name (meaning “homestead of Cohnan” or “farm by the ash trees”) and was my mother’s middle name.
I grew up in Cornwall, Great Britain, and was exposed to sailing in my youth. My older brothers probably took it more seriously than me then, but my career (in aquatic plant research) has never taken me far from the water and boats. So it was good to get a 21 ft sailboat about 15 years ago and get back into sailing.
Randall is a surfer from California and bought his first 23 ft sailboat in the early 1990’s. He had also spent a career on the water in airboats and small motor boats. In 2006, we sold our 26 ft Hunter (which was towed across the US three times) and bought our current 41 ft Morgan Classic.
Puget Sound - San Juan Islands - Strait of Georgia - Vancouver Island - and maybe the Queen Charlotte Islands and points further north1 posts (2042 words) 12 photos 0 comments
Prince Rupert - Port McNeill - Desolation Sound - Nanaimo - Sidney - San Juan Islands - Bellingham - Seattle - Olympia32 posts (43009 words) 379 photos 0 comments
Sitka - Hoonah - Glacier Bay - Juneau - Petersburg - Wrangell - Ketchikan3 posts (2124 words) 10 photos 0 comments
Kaua'i, Hawai'i to Sitka, Alaska17 posts (22030 words) 114 photos 0 comments
Oahu-Hawai'i Island - Maui - Lana'i - Moloka'i - Kaua'i19 posts (41392 words) 226 photos 4 comments
Hawaii Island - Oahu - Maui - Lanai - Molokai - Kauai31 Einträge (47914 Wörter) 427 Fotos 0 Kommentare
ISla Santa Cruz, Galapagos -Pacific Ocean - Big Island, Hawaii - Maui - Oahu19 posts (24950 words) 204 photos 0 comments
Panama City, Islas Las Perlas, The Galapagos Islands29 posts (42553 words) 399 photos 8 comments
Golfito - Panama City - MesoPacific coast islands23 posts (31392 words) 168 photos 4 comments
Colon - Panama City - Las Perlas - Coiba - Isla Parida - Golfito44 posts (51991 words) 275 photos 0 comments
Bocas del Toro - Portobelo - San Blas - Bocas del Toro - Colon56 posts (53829 words) 191 photos 1 comments