Cushman, Lisa 10/8/2019

I see that your old vessel, Cassidy is back up for sale?  We are from Tenakee Springs and see that you have taken her there in the past.  I am wondering if you would do it again?  Would you take it up and down the coast to Alaska?  And would you circumnavigate with her?  Thanks, Lisa

---Reply posted by - Ata Marie, Cassidy's Sailing Trawler on 10/8/2019


To answer your questions - yes to all of them.  The N40 is a super solid boat and very economical to operate.  We would have continued to cruise on Cassidy if we had not sold her and moved to different boat.  There are definitely things that we like better about our 56 - she doesn't pound into head seas like the N40 did but the 40 is more than capable of both going up and down the west coast to Alaska and back.  We also would have attempted to circumnavigate in her without hesitation.


hpais66 10/5/2019


Thanks a lot for your postings, and videos, I’ve been following MV Cassidy’s adventures and now Atta Marie. You’re a truly inspiring person, and admirable in your intentions. Wish you guys succeed and keep gifting us with the awesome videos and writings of your adventures.

I live in Redmond, WA, and I hope In a few years me and my wife will undertake a similar route. Perhaps we will start living aboard ar Portage Bay in Seattle before venturing outside Puget Sound. Nevertheless know that you are an inspiration.

Good luck with your journey and please keep writing. Thanks. 


Pope, Lyle 8/24/2019

Glad to see that you are still Blogging and hopefully making some new videos.  Was worried that you had to decided to not blog or YouTube with the radio silence that followed the last video.

ceherro 8/7/2019

It's great to "hear" from you! Thank you for the narrative and photos. You made the canal portion of your travels really come alive. It (the canal) was and still is an incredible accomplishment. You are missed at the club and are often the topic of conversation. David Dury and I enjoy your posts immensely. You have obviously made a successful transition from boating to sailing. Take care.

Chuck and Edie

---Reply posted by - Ata Marie, Cassidy's Sailing Trawler on 8/7/2019

Thanks for the note Chuck!  Say hi to everyone from us.  I started writing this post months ago while we were still in Costa Rica and just finally got around to finishing up and posting photos.  Needless to say, we have a backlog of writing to do to catch up to where we actually are today....