Broughtons Cruise 2009

25 August 2009 | Tacoma Yacht Club, Tacoma WA
24 August 2009
24 August 2009 | TYC Eagle Harbor outstation, Bainbridge Island
20 August 2009 | Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
19 August 2009 | Deer Harbor, Orcas Island
18 August 2009 | Reid Harbor, Stewart Island
17 August 2009 | Sidney/North Saanich, BC
15 August 2009 | Fulford Harbour, Saltspring Island
14 August 2009 | Otter Bay, North Pender Island
12 August 2009 | Ganges, Saltspring Island
10 August 2009 | Telegraph Harbour, Thetis Island
09 August 2009 | Telegraph Harbour, Thetis Island
08 August 2009 | Clam Bay, Kuper Island
07 August 2009 | Among the Masses
07 August 2009 | Nanaimo, BC
05 August 2009 | Garden Bay, Pender Harbour
04 August 2009 | Lund, BC Mainland
02 August 2009 | Lagoon Cove Marina, East Cracroft Island
01 August 2009 | Waddington Bay, Bonwick Island
31 July 2009 | Laura Cove, Broughton Island

Home is the Sailor...

25 August 2009 | Tacoma Yacht Club, Tacoma WA
WX: Partly cloudy, temp 80, wind SW 10-20
...or the Powerboater, as the case may be.

While Dreamtime is technically not home yet, our Broughtons Cruise is officially over. Dreamtime is moored at Tacoma Yacht Club after an uneventful run down from Eagle Harbor today. We stopped briefly in Des Moines to fuel up (diesel there is a "bargain" at $2.53/gallon), and arrived at TYC at 1340. She'll stay there until Friday, when we plan to take her around to the Wollochet outstation for two nights. We arranged a trade with our "tenant" whereby he'll move his boat out of our slip two days early and, in return, he can use the slip over the Labor Day weekend.

So ends our summer odyssey. Total days: 87. Total mileage: 1115 nautical miles! Now we look forward to starting on the "punch list" of things that broke along the way. With a bit of luck, they'll all be completed before it's time to leave on next summer's cruise!

Thanks to all who have followed this blog. (We found there were actually more than 2 people watching it. Maybe as many as 5!) We hope you enjoyed sharing our adventures with us.
Vessel Name: Dreamtime
Vessel Make/Model: Ocean Alexander 40
Hailing Port: Gig Harbor, WA
Crew: Charlie & Diane Long
We are retired teachers who have been sailing in the Northwest for nearly 40 years. Charlie learned sailing and seamanship aboard his parents' Islander 24 back in the 60's. Diane learned out of self-defense when she realized she was marrying a sailor. [...]
The "Dreamtime" is the period in Australian aboriginal mythology known as the "time before time." It was during the Dreamtime that that ancestor spirits "dreamed" the world into existence. People often ask, "Why do you have a SNAKE as your logo?" The Rainbow Serpent, or Waugal, was the [...]

About us...

Who: Charlie & Diane Long
Port: Gig Harbor, WA