Welcome to our homepage. We are the Gohlkes -- Dave, Nancy, Chris and Josh, a Texas family out sailing for a few years of adventure on Liberty, our Morgan Out Island 41' ketch. We left Galveston for a 6-month sailing sabbatical in 2005, and found we loved the slower life on the water. After much saving and preparation, we set sail on Sunday, February 3, 2008. We've followed the Gulf Coast ICW, crossed the Gulf of Mexico to the Dry Tortugas and then Key West, sailed the Bahamas extensively, and explored the US East Coast as far as Boston. In 2011, we blazed a new trail and sailed south to the Eastern Caribbean. Most recently, for the summer of 2013, we put Liberty on the hard and explored both the United States and Europe by car, tent camping.
Unfortunately, over the last few years, we have found it increasingly difficult to keep the website up to date. We have so many stories to tell and photos to share. We will work in the future to put these on-line. We are leaving this site active so that you can enjoy what we have already posted. Enjoy!