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The Seven Seas
Cruising Association

Occ burgee
The Ocean Cruising Club


In these pages you will find the story of the sailing vessel Soggy Paws, her crew Sherry and Dave, and her trip around the world.

Soggy Paws is back at a marina in the Philippines.
Sherry & Dave are back aboard, getting ready for their 2018 cruising adventures.

In an astounding change of direction, Dave and Sherry
bought a St. Francis 44 CATAMARAN in 2015! 
Soggy Paws the CSY sold in April 2016

The New Soggy Paws
in the Gulf of Davao, Philippines

more Soggy Paws photos

Not all who wander are lost... - JRR Tolkien

Looking for our 'Cruising Guides'??

The Indonesia Compendium or
The Philippines Compendium or
The Micronesia Compendium or
 The Marshall Islands Compendium or  
The Fiji-to-Marshalls Compendium or
 The Fiji Compendium o
 The Tonga Compendium
The Cooks and Samoas Compendium or
The Societies Compendium?
The Tuamotus Compendium?
 The Hawaii Compendium?
 The Marquesas Compendium?
 The Ecuador Cruiser's Guide?
 The old Lewmar Winch Manuals?
(yeah, you get the idea) - See our Files page

Where Are We Right Now?

Looking for presentation material from one of our SSCA Seminars or Webinars?  Presentations

The Seven Traditions of SSCA
1. We are a family with a Common Bond
2. We have a Commitment to the Cruising/Liveaboard Lifestyle
3. We always leave a Clean Wake
4. We share experiences in our Bulletin
5. Commodores Sponsor Future Commodores
6. We proudly fly our Burgee to identify each other
7. We are a Volunteer-Driven organization
more about SSCA

Read Sherry's blog about our adventures in far away places.  While there, check our latest position update on the Positions page and see our Travel Photos.

Look at the charts and schedule in Cruising Plans for updates on our planned route for 2017 and beyond.

See pictures of the the new catamaran and Dave's recent improvements in the Workshop section.  Or checkout the 18 years of Dave's improvement projects on our CSY in the CSY Workshop section. 

Get detailed travel information about places we have been at Inland Travel.

Go to some of our favorite websites, including the best travel and hurricane weather info at Links.  Download some cruising guides and info we have to share from our Files page.

Meet the permanent crew at Dave & Sherry.

Detailed Cruising Plans 


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.    Explore. Dream. Discover."      /)  /)                       - Mark Twain

"You only grow old when regrets take the place of dreams " 
                                                  - Seen on a bumper sticker

"Not all who wander are lost." - JRR Tolkien, the Fellowship of the Ring

"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Adventure before dementia" - on a fellow cruiser's boat card

"Travelers don't know where they're going. Tourists don't know where they've been."  Kirk McGeorge on Facebook

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