The Vessel

00-selene361Sojourner is a 2004 Selene 36 Ocean Trawler.  Her length overall (LOA) is 41′ 8″; her beam is 14′ 6″, and her airdraft (total height) is 17’6″.  Selenes are full-displacement vessels, and Sojourner displaces almost 40,000 lbs; her draft is 4’8″.  Inside, she has two staterooms: the V berth is fore and master stateroom is aft.  Adjacent to each are complete bathroom and shower facilities.  The main salon between the staterooms includes a setee, dining table and full galley with a 3-burner propane cooktop, full size oven, refrigerator, double sink and granite countertops.  The salon also has a flatscreen TV as well as MP3 and DVD players.  Outside, Sojourner has an enclosed flybridge, an aft deck we call the mezzanine, and a swim platform.  Up top, a bimini and full glass enclosure shade the flybridge helm and its complete set of instruments, two helm chairs, a cushioned sette and table.  Currently, the mezzanine houses the extra fenders;  the dinghy and motor hang over the swim platform.   Click here for more pictures of Sojourner.

The Crew

Carolyn & SusanSojourner’s permanent crew and designers of the adventures chronicled on this blog are Carolyn S. Bratt and Susan J. Scollay;  both are  life-long lovers of the water, and most recently, professors retired from the University of Kentucky.   More pix…

Additional crew  join Sojourner from time to time…  All are most welcome and come on aboard episodically for visits and jaunts to special places.

The Grand Adventure

Completing the “Great Circle Route/Loop” was the originating objective of this odyssey.  But our true intention is simply to explore, see, experience and learn.  After the initial “leg” of the trip, including  the Mississippi River above flood stage, actually completing the Loop no longer seems essential to fulfilling our hopes and dreams for this grand adventure.

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