Great Ambition

"It's a rough life, but someone's got to live it!"

Thirteen years and still going!

This is the continuing story of our new life as River Rats on the Columbia River aboard our Trimaran Transporter houseboat we named Great Ambition.

If you want to see how we got here (and hints on how you can do it too) see Great Ambition, the beginning.


Click here to go to the archive of our thirteenth year.

Click on this link to see the latest!

Click here to see a map of our travels!

Click here to see what happens when we have a flood!

Why I write this blog.


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Sunrise on the last day of March.

While hanging out at Fort William Bend we saw a boat we know very well, The Reach Of Tide getting towed. We found out later that somehow they made it back to their home port which is Kadow's Marina, although how this happened we have no idea.

A floating home near Rocky Point that sat uncompleted for over a year, but now it looks like it's done. Such a nice home with a huge upper deck!

Here is an animated GIF showing the progress that occured in two years.

Bobbette out earning her keep.

Sunrise.

A rower going upstream in the sun. Sure looks like fun.

Sunrise.

The Vicki B taking a load of gravel up to Portland.

Sunrise. We are getting quite a few of them now that winter is over.

Our old friend and neighbor Bill from Time Out must have left his boat here for some reason. I suspect he lost his moorage and we found out later he was in the slammer and couldn't get to it anyway, but it survived the winter so that's a good thing.

We made a trip to Coon Island to try out our new fuel tank setup on Lil' Ambition. I also made a movie there.

Sunrise.

A strange kind of catamaran made out of canoes.

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A pair of rowers going upstream.

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We took a cruise in Lil' Ambition and while we were cruising around we saw a floatplane come out and do a takeoff and later a landing. Here I have just the takeoff.

Later we saw a Wood Duck hanging around Cassleman's marina.

Sunrise.

May the Fourth be with you!

The Moon and Venus in the morning sky.

Sunrise. The sun is still moving north at an amazing pace.

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Our neighbor Jason is out sailing his refitted dinghy for the first time. He did a great job working on it and sailing it.

Sunrise.

14 years ago we met the truck carrying Great Ambition at the Troutdale truck stop. The rest as they say is history.

And here is what we do with eternity. A plastic bottle is drifting by, so it's a valid target for our slingshots.Now you know.

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To be continued...




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