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Water view of Mount Rainier, near Seattle, our former home in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Jon & Michele Henderson have both been sailing since childhood, and each harbored dreams of sailing around the world for many years. Captain Jon, in addition to being a sailmaker, the onboard diesel mechanic and plumber, is a brilliant chef, and has a degree in Hospitality Management. First Mate Michele is a lifelong student whose career path has included environmental protection, microbiology, alternative medicine, fishing, and brain science. She's the onboard electrician, health care provider and naturalist guide.

The Ardea is a Beneteau Idylle 13.50, named for the Ardea herodias, the Great Blue Heron. Click here for more photos of our beautiful sailboat.

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