“The Crew of the Western Flyer”

Subject: The Crew of the Western Flyer

A saltier group of guys could not be found.  A merchant marine, USCG, and diesel mechanic – all on the same boat!  Outstanding!

These guys all have a love for the sea, the environment, and an addictive lifelong affliction only curable through intensive cruising, over long periods similar to the recently completed voyage of bringing the Western Flyer from Portland, Oregon to Los Angeles, California.

Ladies please note: Complete cures are possible, though very, very rare.


Ken prepping for the next meal.



Gary (AKA: Fred) our story writer at large.  Stay tuned for his story on Navigator Magazine or if you want to read past stories he has written visit Navigator magazine.



Mark – With Mark on board on a anything with an engine, you have peace of mind!


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Yours truly trying to get pictures of the barking sea lions – Monterey, California


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Taking in some of the scenic beauties – Santa Barbara, California

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Yeah right! – the first time I hand the waitresss my camera to take a picture of us; and I’m the one not eating healthy!  The other three are eating shrimp and crab salads – what the hell was I thinking.

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Santa Barbara, California – travel from Alaska through Canada, down the US coast line and you will not find a more friendlier picturesque city than Santa Barbara that is until you get to San Diego.

About trawlercat

Retired and now moving on from the cruising life jeeps, adventure bike, gardening, and travel. Always in search of the next great adventure!
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