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La Conner woman tests publishing waters with high seas adventure

Countless people have dreamt about selling all their worldly possessions and setting sail for parts unknown.

Linda Rumbolt wasn’t one of them.

But that’s exactly what she and her then-husband, David Solie, did a decade ago.

Their leap of faith would take them from La Conner down the Pacific Coast, through the Panama Canal, and eventually to Florida, a voyage lasting more than a year and a half.

Sailing was in Dave’s blood. His dad had a sailboat that he raced on Puget Sound.

Though born in Newfoundland to a family that had made its living on the sea, Linda, now part of the La Conner Schools Fo...


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