Merry Christmas from the McCubbins  

Last update  10 Dec 2019

Copy of slides on Svalbard presented at OCC meeting in Noank, CT on
7th February 15

You can often find us on www.MarineTraffic.com, by searching for Milvina in the Vessel Name box (inactive till about November 2018)

Recent sailing track by satellite is here

Click here to see Milvina's track for past few yearsThis link works year round, and  is best with a browser OTHER THAN Internet Explorer version 10
You can zoom in on this map as it is loading.  Keep the red dots roughly in the centre
Click on  "Show log entries" at the bottom of the map to see notes on what we were  doing in each location.
Hover your mouse over a red dot for a short note on the status on board.  

Click the "SATELLITE"  tab  above either  map to see us on Google Earth

2019 was been good to us, with Michael and Claire buying a house in  Courtenay, BC, Derek settled into teaching in Calgary, and the old folks being fully retired from paid work, while still enjoying mixing volunteer work, and some skiing and sailing.  Helen had to have a stainless steel hip joint installed in May.  All went well, although it of course got in the way of a variety of activities. 

All five of us plus Derek's girlfriend met in Cartagena for  Christmas 2018  and sailed West into the San Blas Archipelago.

                                                  Click here for  2018 Christmas letter.   (which summarizes the year)     or here for 2019 travels

Photos below show two views from our deck in our Christmas Eve anchorage in Cartagena.   The old city, the modern section and several of the boats we are sailing with

(Double click for full size photos).

 

 

We have the site fairly complete  for 2019,    You can find   Several previous years sailing logs here.