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About Jeanne Pockel

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Jeanne Pockel's Albums

Great Loop, 2009
Some pictures as we travel the Great Loop from New York
Baltic Adventure, Gota Kanal
One of those "mustn't miss" experiences. We had a wonderful time, but it was a lot of work.
Baltic Adventure
See MV Watermelon's blog at Every stop is prettier than the last.
My Pictures
The Sultanate of Brunei sits between the Sabah and Sarawak, the two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. At one time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest man in the world.
Scenes from various Caribbean islands taken over the past thirty years.
Hurricanes in the Caribbean
Some pictures of the terrible damage these monster storms can cause.
We were just drifting along in the South China Sea when this pod of dolphins came along! (see our log, Kota Kinabalu to Singapore, Dolphins are wonderful. Did you know that if you stand at the bow of the boat and call them, they’ll usually come to the bow of the boat and perform for you? I love that - as long as you talk to them, and applaud, they’ll stay with the boat. It’s really neat. (Peter couldn’t believe it the first time I did it - now he’ll wake me up so I can get them to play with us)
Easter & Pitcairn Islands
As we sailed across the South Pacific Ocean, we stopped to visit these two islands which are smack dab in the middle of nowhere. The (trite) word for Easter Island and its Moas is "awesome". Such incredible experiences.
With more than 10,000 islands, this is an incredibly varied country; in terrain, peoples, religion, and culture and art. It is also the largest Muslim country in the world.
Oil Rigs in the South China Sea
These can be a sailing hazard! Especially at night. There are many which are not lighted (yikes!). We encountered one on a very dark night on our sail to Labuan Island.
Faces of SE Asia
The infinite variety of the human face continues to fascinate me. Here are a few from Borneo and the Malay Peninsula
The world's smallest independent country, just a dot in the South Pacific Ocean, it's a low, flat, lovely island with lovely people. Our visit there is described at
Scenes from around Malaysia
Sandakan (Borneo), Malaysia
Some photos from our "adventure trip" up the rivers to see wild monkeys, elephants, and the elusive orangutan
Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo)
One of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, it is very different from Peninsular Malaysia. These are pictures from our visits to Kuching, Sibu, Kapit, and Bintulu
Borneo (Sarawak) Longhouses
Although modern materials are being used, these are traditional dwellings of the indigenous inhabitants of Borneo. On a map of Borneo you will see the word "Rumah" - house - which signifies one of these longhouse settlements.
Pacific Islands
A few scenes from places we've visited in the South Pacific
We transited the Panama Canal in 1991. It's a beautiful trip
Papua New Guinea
We sailed through the Louisiade Islands in 1994 We wrote about this trip at the following web pages: a PNG cruising guide at
South America
Pictures from Venezuela, Ecuador
Solomon Islands
We spent seven months cruising the Solomons in 1994 and 1995. Wonderful people, and the stories and artifacts from WW II are fascinating.
Watermelon Gear
Illustration of various changes and improvements we've made
This island city-state sits at the tip of peninsular Malaysia. Although its population is not much more than 3.5 million people, its economy dominates this part of SE Asia. Third largest port in the world, hundreds of cargo ships pass through Singapore every day. It is a surprisingly lovely city, modern, clean, and interesting.
Cocos Island
About 700 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, which owns it, Cocos Island is a protected park. Only two Costa Rican coast guardsmen and (now, we understand) a park ranger live on the island. It is a beautiful place, with some of the best "large animal" scuba diving in the world. The water is magnificently clear and you can swim with manta rays and hammerhead sharks. Incredible place A short description of our 7 weeks there is found at
New York City
What a different city New York is when seen from its rivers.
Borneo Sawmills
On one two-mile stretch of the Paloh River, we counted twelve sawmills. I sometimes wonder how there can be any trees left on this island.
Pockel Family
Lake Shawnee House
sv Ballerina's Hard dodger and bimini
Yacht Club Residence
on Rue Sandy Ground, next to the Cemetery in Marigot, pictures of apartment, surrounding area
Stocking Fish, old way
This is Lake Shawnee, stocking trout in the 60s
New Boat
This is the PDQ 34, power catamaran. A new venture for us. We think we'll name her Watermelon. So original, don't you think?
Exploration of Stephen's new home
New England
We may not live there any longer, but this is to remind us of some of its charm.
Mystery Bird
Very small bird appeared at our bird feeder this November. ????
Sparta Concert 2005
John Paul Goebel
Yacht Club Residence pictures, March, 2006
John Paul Goebel 2
some sxm, some NJ
Fixing the boat
Provincetown, MA
One of those return to our old haunts trips.
2006 Family