10 September 2006 | Port Townsend
In some ways it was fortuitous that we left Seattle so late. If not we would have missed the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend. It was a great joy to see our friends aboard the schooner Suva running neck and neck with Lynx. We tried keeping up to get photos, but they all simply walked away from us being under full sail and romping across the bay like proud Clydesdale horses. What an awesome sight to see so many tall ships displaying full canvas all at one time. After the races we met up with our friends and finally got a grand tour of Suva. Built in 1928, the teak on teak schooner was one of the most beautiful boats I have seen!
Also, we bumped into Ray Klabba who helped Mandy build her Kayak several years before. Unfortunately such reunions are always cut too short and we only stayed one night. After picking up a few minor groceries and washing diapers, we set sail again on our way to Port Angeles.