STBSP, Ep, 159, Sailing Trance, Pt.1

by JeffreyWettig | October 7th, 2022

Dan and Marlene aboard Sailing Trance

On this episode of the Shooting the Breeze Sailing Podcast (STBSP) we have the first part of a great chat with Dan and Marlene Reasoner of Sailing Trance, an Island Packet 42 aboard which they have recently completed a circumnavigation of the world. They blogged the entire journey over at Sailing Trance Dot Com.

After a lifetime of sailing Thistles around the country with family and friends, Dan and Marlene decided it was time to sail around the world, and in fairly short order, they found the boat, fitted it out, did some shakedown sailing, and promptly left for the adventurous horizons in late 2019. Covid hit after making it through the Panama Canal, but did not deter them from continuing the journey. It may have changed, but mostly for the better as they were able to visit places that may normally have been off the table, such as Glacier National Park in Alaska. After getting whaled by a whale, they made their way back down the coast, then pushed off for Hawaii and the South Pacific. They adapted their plans based on Covid Closures of Australia and New Zealand, and in Spring of this year, finished the journey back in Tolchester, MD. I followed along loosely on the blog and Facebook, and realized sometime around July that they had finished the trip.

Also in this episode, we look forward to going to the Annapolis Boat Shows, both Power and Sail. This Saturday, October 8th, 2022, we will be attending the Power Boat Show with Captain Boomies, looking forward to trying to meet Captain Sandy from Below deck. Then next week Thursday thru Sunday, we will be at the Sailboat Show, meeting and greeting all of you, and all the YouTube Stars, How Not to Sailors, Outer Passage, Beau and Brandy, Vendors, friends, etc.

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Intro Music by yours truly and Greg Young, of The Incoherents, a band I managed in college. The song is called Never Tell and is available via email. Find the other songs they did at The Incoherents. The Lean Years Volume 2, on Itunes.

Break music, “Wild Winds of Misfortune” by Leo Disanto of The Vinegar Creek Constituency, and “The Wild Rover” as performed by The Ogham Stones
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