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

Another Laura Cove

10 July 2009 | Laura Cove, Broughton Island
WX: CAVU after a.m. clouds, temp 75, wind lt/var
Our route from Waddington Bay up toward Broughton Island took us by Pierre's at Echo Bay. If you've followed this blog, you may recall the anchor roller problem we encountered. Back home, Mike O'Brien managed to secure a quasi-replacement bolt at Tacoma Screw and got it to Kenmore Air who, in turn, delivered it to Echo Bay. There it awaited our arrival. (Incidentally, we learned that Kenmore, not being licensed as a "cargo" airline, is only allowed to deliver "emergency parts" to boaters in the islands. This certainly qualified, but it's something to keep in mind. Your friends back home can't just decide to send you a "care package" to spice up your humdrum cruising life.)

So we stopped by Pierre's to pick up the new bolt and were happy to find our friends Ted and Margaret Reyhner, on Enchantment, there. Another bonus was the presence of their friends Jack and Jean. Jack is an MD and was gracious enough to take a quick look at Lenora's leg, which is still swollen and tender a week after her encounter with a rock at Lagoon Cove. Jack pronounced the leg "fine" so John could cross that item off his Worry List.

On we went to "Laura Cove," a little indentation on the north side of Laura Bay on Broughton Island. Not surprisingly, there were four boats already there when we arrived, all of them folks we'd met at previous stops. We enjoyed talking with the crews of Larus G and A Hoye There. Again, we were disappointed in the crabbing, though we had no trouble catching tomcod and flounders off the boats to use as bait.
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