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  • Category Archives: Celeste’s Adventures

    Celeste II 2016 – Revarnish and Bottom Paint

    Celeste II 2016 , a 40’ Wood Sailing Yacht was hauled out at Platypus Marine for her extensive dry dock period. Celeste II 2016 –  Platypus Marine has partnered with Celeste owners Seth and Ellen on their adventures as one … Continue reading

    Celeste Update #5!

    We last wrote from Kodiak, a wonderful town where we met a lot of very friendly people. As well as completing necessary chores like laundry, internet, fuel, and groceries, we had fun hiking the hill behind town. We really fell … Continue reading

    Celeste Update #4!

    Platypus Marine is proud to be one of many sponsors on Seth and Ellen’s many travels. Drawn to the Adventures of the sea, Ellen and Seth have decided to embark on a voyage through the Arctic Passage in Alaska. They have … Continue reading

    Celeste update 2015

    Platypus Marine is proud to be one of many sponsors on Seth and Ellen’s many travels. Drawn to the Adventures of the sea, Ellen and Seth have decided to embark on a voyage through the Arctic Passage in Alaska. They have … Continue reading

    Celeste update #3!

    Our last update had us about to depart from Barrow on the return passage to Dutch Harbor. We rounded Point Barrow, the northermost point of America, on August 1st after a rough passage from Point Hope. The weather on the … Continue reading

    Celeste update #2!

    Dear friends, Since our last update from Pt Hope we’ve headed north to Barrow, the northern most point in the U.S. We plan on leaving tomorrow, but sadly we’ve decided that from here we’ll be heading back south as opposed … Continue reading

    Celeste update #1!

    Traversing the Bering Sea in a Sailboat By Ellen Massey Leonard After our arrival in Dutch Harbor on June 13, we set to work on all the projects needed to make our sailboat Celeste absolutely ready for the Arctic voyaging … Continue reading

    Celeste reaches the Chukchi Sea

    Dear friends, We last wrote from Nome, just south of the Bering Strait and a milestone as our most northerly port in the Bering Sea.  We’ve now crossed the Arctic Circle and are in the Chukchi Sea!  We’re currently anchored … Continue reading

    Celeste goes to Dutch Harbor!

        We’re back on Celeste and getting ready for another summer’s adventure in the far north! After a week’s travel from Switzerland we arrived in Dutch Harbor, in the Aleutian Islands, on June 13. We’d planned to give ourselves … Continue reading

    Celeste II – Drawn to Adventure

    Drawn to the Adventures of the sea, Ellen and Seth have decided to embark on a voyage through the Artic Passage in Alaska. They have both been sailing since they were young and also love sharing their love for Adventure, … Continue reading

    Platy’s Voyage on Celeste, Part Two

    Platy’s Voyage on Celeste, Part Two – Platy after spending some time up in Alaska With Full Circle decided he needed a vacation where the sun was hot and the beaches were sandy. So Cindy and David decided to take … Continue reading

    Platy’s Voyage Aboard Celeste, Part Two

    After his brief rest and recuperation on Vancouver Island (see Part One), Platy thoroughly enjoyed his overnight passage to Haida Gwaii, formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands. The conditions weren’t actually that much better than his passage from Juan de Fuca … Continue reading

    Platy’s Voyage on Celeste, Part One

    When Platy stowed away on Ellen and Seth’s sailboat Celeste he was hoping for a chance to see a polar bear, of course from a safe distance!  Leaving Port Angeles on June 24, he enjoyed an easy putter down Juan … Continue reading

    ‘Celeste’ Sets Sail

    The ‘Celeste’ set sail from Platypus Marine after repairs and being outfitted for the artic, including 2 new layers of fiberglass and a layer of Kevlar for ice protection, over the entire hull. ‘Celeste’ also had a new Yanman 3YM30 installed, new … Continue reading