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

Still here, Chief

01 July 2009 | Blind Channel Resort
CAVU, temp 80, wind W 10-20
For those of you who aren't movie buffs, that title is a quote from the film Frequency which constituted last night's entertainment aboard Dreamtime.

Today we're still waiting. At last report, winds in Johnstone Strait were still anywhere from 24 to 34, depending on which station report you listened to. Waiting is very difficult, but there's a distinct lack of alternatives. We may leave here tomorrow and go anchor in the Cordero Islands, which are less than a mile away. Just something DIFFERENT, y'know? We took a hike today, up along the logging roads above the marina. We weren't able to get to a point where you could actually look down on the marina, but it was a good bit of exercise. Lenora was worried that we were going to be dinner for the local bears and we did actually see some bear tracks, but the bears were occupied elsewhere and left us alone. The picture shows us at the point where we gave up and headed back.

Waiting is a pain, but we have no other choice. We are NOT going to go out and get the $%&* beat out of us fighting 35 knot headwinds in the Strait. It can't keep blowing like this all summer.

Well, maybe it can...
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