Ole the Pirate


Ole is the master of all things mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, navigational,
electronic, buoyant and bottled.  Onboard he is the deck, engine, carpentry,
painting and facilities department, as well as the designated food taster and
wife warmer.

While not aboard Emma Jo, he can be found on one of Royal Caribbean’s
ships, heading up the engine department.

Here he is in standard tropical day uniform, contemplating the autopilot.Jan on the Foredeck

Jan acts as figurehead, chef, assistant navigator, deckhand, bartender, chief
housekeeper, accountant,  knot specialist, cruise
director, naturalist, cat steward, and husband snuggler.

This standard, out-in-
the-middle-of-the-ocean uniform is
vintage Tahiti, circa 1985.,

Barclay the Wonder Cat

While onboard, she writes, designs websites,
and develops corporate/managerial
training programs.




Barclay was the designated sea-dog, assistant food-taster, dock inspector, and rat catcher extraordinaire.  She spoke several languages, was an excellent (if reluctant) swimmer, and would sit, shake, roll over, and lie down on command.  We lost her, at the ripe age of 19, to a stroke in 2011. She was buried at sea off Huatulco, Mexico, with full honors.


Maggie the Reluctant Sailor

Maggie the Reluctant Sailor

Maggie pictured here in her usual attitude, was with us for nearly 16 years, and traveled to the clearing at the end of the path on January 29, 2010. She was buried with dignity at sea in the Secas Islands of Panama, and her final resting place was noted on the chart.