Friday, February 19, 2021

Still in Colorado during winter!


Our updated book, “Voyage Into Hell”, with a new Introduction and Epilogue describing what became of the sailboat Quest. The FREE update (PDF) can be found here: 


Finishing our crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and completing the circumnavigation, while making landfall on St. Lucia in the Caribbean.  Admiral Maria looks fresh and relaxed while Captain Steve seems to be rather weathered from the stormy crossing.

S/Y Aspen – February 18, 2021 – Log #173

Aspen Position: 39 degrees 31’ N, 105 degrees 18’ W; Elevation 8,200 feet

Elevation 8,200 feet in Pine, Colorado

 It’s been ten years since the sailing vessel Quest and her crew of four sailors/our friends, Phyllis, Bob, Jean and Scott, were captured and killed by pirates off the coast of Somalia in the Indian Ocean, February 18, 2011.  Ten years ago, wow.  They will always be in our hearts.

I just updated my book, “Voyage Into Hell”, with a new Introduction and Epilogue describing what became of the sailboat Quest.

If you already have a copy of the book or eBook, the update is FREE!  Simply go to the website and download the PDF file shown at the bottom of the page: 10thAnniversary_Update.

The 2021 sailing season for Maria and I is still on hold, with the pandemic raging throughout the world.  We were extremely lucky by getting both of our vaccinations!  Well, being older surely helped too.

Maria does her online Jazzercise exercise classes every day, from the warmth of our house.  Yes, our heating bills are astronomical as temperatures have been well below freezing and even below zero these winter days in the Colorado Rockies.

Steve is running as usual, but with a face mask, not because of the virus but because his lungs prefer to stay warmer on the frozen trails.

Aspen seems to be waiting patiently in Puerto Rico for our return.  Not a day goes by when we don’t dream of those Caribbean little latitudes, hot weather, sandy beaches and tropical trade winds.  Ahhh, but soon or so we hope.

Sail on, sail on Aspen…


1. Our updated sailing book, Voyage Into Hell, is available at (

2. And the new book, Leadville Trail 100; History of the Leadville Trail 100 Mile Running Race is also available at (

1 comment:

  1. I always enjoy your updates. Wow, ten years ago. Hard to accept. I recall the entire ordeal. Too scary. We too can't wait to return. As soon as we get vaccinated we will. Been trying since Jan 12. Now it's Feb 20. Soon we hope.