I want to introduce you to a wonderful, interesting, friend of mine named Pam Wall. Her experience of setting off to sail the world with her husband, Andy, children Samantha (age 8) and son Jamie (age 4) aboard their Freya 39 sloop named Kandarik is truly inspiring! After a long career with West Marine, Pam is now a Sailing and Cruising Consultant, extraordinaire!
When I first started attending sailboat shows, I became aware of this incredible woman. Pam cruising seminars were always packed for a good reason- she knows her stuff, plus her engaging personality shines through. She writes articles carried in many sailing magazines, she travels all over the US holding seminars, plus she has a special focus of teaching women how to sail and how to prepare for cruising.
Pam is who I turned to when I needed a sailboat broker referral. She immediately put Joe and I in touch with Philip Thompson, at Dream Catchers Yachts, who has been an excellent broker, instrumental in helping us find our boat. Pam has also helped Joe and I whenever we have questions about finding a surveyor, boat viewings, equipment, referrals for boat repairs, insurance, and numerous other topics. Her consulting skills are second to none.
She has also become a very good friend along the way. Pam is the most giving person I know. Regardless of whether you plan to sail eventually or just want to read more about her incredible sailing adventure on her website, do me a favor and go on over to check her site out HERE.
Now for the quilting/beading tie in- Pam showed me a lovely pictorial quilt she has hanging on her bedroom wall. Also, her sister is a bead artist extraordinaire! I got to see her bead weaving collection, including many award winning necklaces.