Who Are They?

Bill and Laurie Balme

Bill was an engineer by education and a salesman by experience. He remains an engineer – keeping the boat floating and a salesman in that he’s forever trying to recruit new members to the Ocean Cruising Club – an excellent community of Blue Water cruising sailors www.oceancruisingclub.org

Laurie, a financial wizard keeps the boat looking spiffy and well fed.

Together we enjoy our new nomadic lifestyle, creating plans and then ignoring them as we explore new areas. We love being able to bring our home with us to these exotic locations.

We no longer have a house – the boat is it! What a great boat she is too!


4 thoughts on “Who Are They?

  1. Michelle Drolet

    Hi Laurie and Bill, Hope you are doing well and sorry I could not make your party on the 18th. Lizz gave me your information so Zachary (our oldest) and keep track of your adventures. At 12 years old he is TOTALLY into boats, adventures, and history. This will be a great summer activity for Zachary.
    Again Laurie thanks for everything and I really enjoyed working for and with you. See you in November and cannot wait to read your blog and see “where you are”.
    Enjoy your trip and be safe.

  2. Richard Daniels

    Hello Bill and Laurie,
    My partner Kim and I chatted with you briefly as you were moored at the locks (Neptune’s Staircase). Your adventures sound marvelous. Best wishes and safe sailing. I’ll be eager to spend time looking at your blog when I get stateside.
    BTW, I do administrative stuff for the Office of Admissions at the University of Oregon. Kim is a retired attorney.

    Richard Daniels
    Eugene OR

  3. Geoff Rendall

    Bill & Laurie –
    It was nice to meet you both on the Mattapoisett Boat Yard launch this evening. Now that I’ve read your blog and know way more about you than you do about Renee & I please accept our toast to your spirit of adventure and sailing accomplishments! We look forward to tracking you down this summer and laughing at anything funny. Your blog is inspiring and we look forward to a friendship.
    Best Wishes
    Geoff & Renee


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