These are the traveling adventures of Karen Ormon and Richard Van Appelen.Both Karen and Richard are professional engineers with a consulting business, Coho Consulting Ltd., based in Calgary, Canada. Coho provides technical and business services to the oil & gas industry.
In 2003 Karen left her job and Richard took a leave of absence from his job to sail our 36 foot Catalina MKII “Sol Mate” from Vancouver Canada to San Diego California. Since then we have spent about 6 months a year on our boat in warm places. We took “Sol Mate” as far as Costa Rica before deciding that we wanted a bigger boat. “Sol Mate” was sold and now resides in Italy, sailing the Mediterranean.
In October of 2008, we took delivery of a brand new Caliber 40LRC, commissioned it in Beaufort North Carolina and named her “Snowaway”. We sailed “Snowaway” in the eastern Caribbean for four years before heading across the north coast of South America to Panama. In 2013 we crossed Central America through the Panama Canal and sailed to Mexico where we cruised for many years. We sold Snowaway in June 2016 and plan to continue our travels on land.
Email Karen at: email@example.com
Email Richard at: vanapper.telus.net