In late 2006 I quit a mediocre career as a computer programmer, finished restoring my 1979 Downeaster 32 Bodhran, cut the dock lines, sailed out the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and hung a left. Thus began the cycle that’s been my life ever since. I sail until the money runs low, leave Bodhran somewhere safe and fly home to work. I’ve mostly worked on tugs hauling freight from Seattle to Alaska, but have also been working installing electrical systems and electronics on boats as well as getting the occasional photography gig.

Since leaving that fateful day, I’ve logged 100,000 sea miles, between the tugs and Bodhran, traveling the Pacific from the Bering Strait to New Zealand documenting most of it on this blog. Keep checking back for stories about my latest adventures.

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  7 Responses to “Bio”

  1. Jason,

    I looked you up because I had not seen your website since leaving Mexico in June, and I was wondering if you had gone back to Mexico. It sounds as if you are having a great adventure back up in my old neck of the woods. Hey, did you eat the buffet at the big hotel in Dutch Harbor? It is supposed to be awesome, Paul used to eat it every time they stopped there. I hope everything goes well for you, and that you get to Mexico eventually!

    Saesha Carlile
    S/V Sea Heather

  2. Hi Jason,

    Just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoy your website! I really do envy you and your friends down there in the South Pacific. Hope things continue to go well for all of you.
    Pleasant Cruises!
    (Bonnie’s Dad)

  3. Greetings. My name too, is Jason Rose, and I just came across your website out of idle curiosity to see if it was taken.

    It seems as though you are leading quite an interesting life, and your work in software development is intriguing as I am also a software developer. Even funnier, I too have slightly longer than shoulder length hair that is curly and turns blonde in lots of sunlight exposure.

    Good to meet you.

  4. It looks like you are doing great out there I hope we can meet up when you get to Hawaii.

  5. I hope to live the life you live now that I am retired from the world. When the sea calls you… have to answer..

    Brightest Blessings and Safe winds…


  6. Wonderful writing and beautiful pictures! Looking forward to seeing your return to blogging about your journey.

  7. Jason,
    Just to let you know how much I enjoy your adventures. Reminds me of Dale’s and my times in the Caribbean.
    Hope you are able to do something with all of this someday!
    Like the short hair look best!

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