Hi, We’re Bill and Nina and we love to spend time on the water. Our favorite way to spend time on the water is on a sailboat. Our boat is Gypsy, she’s a Cascade 36. Our home port is Portland, Oregon on the Columbia River. We are heading to Mexico for new adventures. We have also made trips north to the west coast of Vancouver Island and to the Gulf and San Juan Islands.
Nina started out as a reluctant sailor, but once she got over tipping she has been having fun. She was a geography major which is a great help in reading charts. She was a children’s librarian. Now she is learning Spanish. Her other interests include: Books, gardening, guitar, cooking, knitting and sailboat maintenance.
Bill bought his first sailboat when he was 12. He was an art major. He made a lot of art, but somehow also ended up working in a library. His true love has always been boats, so retiring and taking off sailing has been wonderful. He plays classical guitar and hopes to paint again.
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Hi Bill! Hi Nina! Nice start on the blog; good photos of Gypsy and her people, too 🙂
Hi – my sister (who works with you at the library) flagged up your blog to me. I can totally relate to Nina being a reluctant sailor and aversion to tippiness 🙂 Looking forward to following your adventures. Cheers – Ellen
Likewise! Susan told us about your blog and we’ve been enjoying your adventures on the hard.
I have a on this beauties down in San Diego (#34 I believe) and I’m super stoked to see what you guys are doing here. I love seeing other Cascades just to compare and contrast to mine. I’ll be following this for sure.
I’m in the process of rebuilding my Cascade 42 “Compadre”. I’d be very interested in discussing some things with you, like toe rail sealing and stanchion mounting. I really like some of the things I’m seeing you do!
Please feel free to contact me via gmail/chat.
I took a photo of your boat on the Columbia. I think it was Saturday August 11th. We were taking ASA-101 class and I recognized your boat from your blog. Its not a great pic but I can send it to you if you want.
I have a photo of you on your boat taken on the Columbia on Saturday August 11th I think. I can send it to you if you like.
Happy travels, Nina! We miss you already!!!
Mimi, Jackson and Joshua