GoldDigger Ranch

Our Boating Page




In April of 2006 after John retired, we bought a Valiant 40 to keep John busy in case the ranch wasn't enough.........



New Boat anchored in Richardson Bay

This is the first time that John spent the night on the boat when it was not tied up at the slip. Richardson Bay is the bay off Sausalito where the boat was berthed at the time, so this was not a long journey, but those will be coming.





Pictures from the 2008 Singlehanded Transpac Race




Here are several shots of Dream Chaser leaving the bay at the start of the race.




Here is Dream Chaser entering and anchored in Hanalei Bay



Festivities under "The Tree" in Hanalei.


John and Jan at the Awards Banquet in Princeville


Dream Chaser coming back under the Golden Gate Bridge


Coming into friend Andy's dock.


I think Jan is glad to see me home safe and sound.







Here are several shots of the 2007 trip to Santa Cruz Island.





Typical weather coming around Point Conception.


Three shots of the anchorage at Fry's Harbor.




The anchorage at Pelican Bay.


Ben relaxing at anchor in Forney's Cove.


Painted Cave.







Here are some other early shots of the boat.



Another of Richardson Bay with San Fransisco in the background.


Here are a couple of other shots of the inside of the boat.



Here is a picture of Dream Chaser hauled out of the water.


And finally, here is a picture of Ben guarding our new home.......









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Last revised by John Hayward on October 2, 2008