Ron and Vicki Montgomery make their home on beautiful Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. During their 52 years of marriage they have always planned to retire there. Travel and adventure have always been in their DNA.

While young there were two kinds of boats available to them. One was the boat they loved but could not afford and the other was the boat they could afford but didn’t want. This led to building a 36′ ketch in their back yard and sailing it from Puget Sound to Hawaii  where they lived and worked for four years.

After raising two beautiful daughters back in the Puget Sound (now the Salish Sea) and seeing them married they headed to Shanghai, China for seven years and were involved in an incredible project of building all facets of two campuses for Shanghai American School. This provided the opportunity to travel extensively throughout east Asia. This also led to retirement and long term visits in Australia and the Philippines.

Next it was to Orcas and building a retirement home of their dreams. When this was nearly finished Ron came out of retirement to take on a three year project in Seoul/Incheon, South Korea designing and building another beautiful international school. Vicki remained on Orcas to engineer the final interior touches of the retirement home. In 2009 Ron retired again and then began more travel adventure with extended stays in New Zealand,  southern Europe, the Bahamas as well as cruising aboard the MV/Mei Wenti in the Salish Sea, British Columbia and SE Alaska. Now for the “Great Loop” adventure!



10 thoughts on “About

  1. Little SB

    From your back yard to Hawaii
    Many Canadian trips and beyond
    Now the Great Loop is the challenge
    For the beautiful Vicki and Ron


  2. Ron and Marilyn

    Great blog. We are enjoying the trip with you.


  3. Paul and Fran Morris

    Just read about the trip so far in one sitting. Couldn’t put it down.
    Look forward to following you on your great adventure.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you,


  4. Donald MacLeod

    I just received a phone call from my brother, John, who told me that you are in our area, and gave me the address of your web site. Both your text and pictures give others a great glimpse of the beauties and history of our land. My wife and I look forward to meeting you before you leave.
    Donald MacLeod


  5. June Fusco

    Have enjoyed the log and your adventures. We look forward to your visit in SC.


  6. Paul and Fran Morris

    On Sep 5, 2015, at 12:57 PM, SEA TO SEE wrote: Wow what awesome photos from the water. A real different way to see Chicago skyline! We are enjoying your “Sea to See” journaling. It would be fun to pop in at some point during your two-year journey. Paul is off fishing this morning with our former neighbor Craig. They got up bright and early to get out there and get lines in the water. It would be nice to have a fish but I’m just glad he is having some boat time with a good friend. We are meeting Dave and Maxine next Sunday at Brad and Val’s. They are without a car so need to have anyone who wants to see them go north. It is certainly closer than Williamsburg! I am getting excited about our San Diego trip. We leave on the 15th for two weeks. One thing we are doing is attending Tyler Dunn’s wedding. You may remember Bruce and Paula who attended OSBC and were in our “Young Marrieds class. Just a few years ago Tyler just turned 21!!! Its kind of like our last year’s trip to see Chris and Jerilyn Crawly in Mississippi who were also in that group of couples! We are getting old!!!

    Time flies and we feel fortunate to still be included in these lives. Have safe and sweet sailing.


  7. Larry Weingarth

    Ron & Vicki, From the warm comfort of our “tusches” firmly planted in our easy chairs, we send you our greetings and great admiration for your spirit of adventure. In our fantasy world, we are chugging along with you in our beloved GB 32. Keep on smiling.–Larry & Anne on The Rock


    • We think of you from time to time as you were our first GB 32 friends. This thing is running well and we have had several opportunities to test its seaworthyness (like on Lake Michigan). Say hi to the Skippers Lunch Bunch.


  8. Hi Ron & Vicki,

    Just read your ‘Loop’ adventures – if you are returning to the PNW, wanna trade 32s ? I own ’73 GB-32-386, lying Poulsbo . . . very good condition, new Lehman, low-hours NL 5KW genset, Walker Bay on St. Croix davit system, etc., etc. – know one of your yc member couples from Orcas . . .



    • Sounds like a great idea —- except. We already have a 42′ Sundeck Trawler in the PNW. Thus we need to sell this one here. But it seems, since you are familiar with the boat, that buying this one, to do the Loop, is a great idea. It has everything you need! Lehman with 1700 hours, 3.5Kw Onan, Cruiseair AC, full electronics dual stations, great bridge hard top with full surround (almost new), one year old dinghy and motor – Livingston 9 and Toharsu 9.8 with Weaver System, convection microwave, alcohol burner and much more. Buy it, bring your personal belongings aboard, turn the key and you are off on a cruise of a lifetime. rimorcas@hotmail.com.


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