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

The Blind Leading the Blind

29 June 2009 | Blind Channel Resort, West Thurlow Island
Mostly sunny, temp 72, wind NW 10-20
The clouds were back this morning, but they burned off during the two-hour run from Frederick Arm down to Blind Channel. The wind has now become the issue. We can tell it is blowing gangbusters out in Johnstone Strait because there's still 15-20 knots' worth left by the time it makes it's way around corners and over mountains to get HERE. We also heard a rumor of 6-foot seas out in Johnstone. Hmmm. No, thanks.

There's a wi-fi system here, but it must be connected to the slowest server on the planet. We've managed to update this blog by being VERY patient, but haven't been able to download all of our email. For some reason it "times out" at message #13 out of, now, over 25. Then it goes back, starts over, and downloads the first 12 all over again endlessly. We finally just shut the damned thing off because we were sick of deleting Exciting New Offers from Borders, Lands End, Amazon, etc etc etc.

We're doing "dinner out" again tonight. Two nights in a row! That ought to keep crew morale high for a few days, anyway.

From here, we are bound for Beaver Inlet, a little bay off Loughborough (pronounced "Lock-borough") Inlet. Slack water at Greene Point Rapids is at about 1000 tomorrow morning so we'll be out of here about 0930. After that, no more email, blog updates, nor nuttin' else for the forseeable future.
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