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

Do You Know the Way...

28 July 2009 | Jennis Bay, Drury Inlet
WX: CAVU, temp 85, wind L/V Jennis Bay, that is. Dreamtime does. When we visited here a couple of weeks ago, we just missed Allyson's "Cajun Night" by one day. She had Royal Victoria Yacht Club coming in for it, so there was no way we could have stayed. But this time, when Gary said they'd like to see Drury Inlet and it looked like we'd be there on Tuesday, we quickly emailed Allyson and said, "Sign us up!"

We pulled in at about 1400 and found ourselves the last to arrive! Jennis Bay still seems to be the hot ticket in the Broughtons this summer, and deservedly so. Tom and Allyson have worked very hard to make it a fun spot. We jumped right in, Deva and Charlie volunteering to help crack crab while Diane went off to build a salad and Gary got volunteered as the "Official Taster." (We forgot to mention to Allyson that this is a man who eats RAW jalapenos so his assessment of whether the jambalaya was spicy enough might not have been entirely in keeping with the usual norms.)

Dinner was, needless to say, fabulous. Allyson had said she wouldn't do a campfire on Cajun Night because she was too slammed with the preparation and subsequent clean-up. But once again, everyone jumped in, helping to clear tables, put away decorations, and wash dishes and she had no option but to drag out her guitar and join Charlie at the campfire circle. It was a little more outgoing crowd this time and everyone seemed to have a good time either singing or just tapping their feet to the songs. Gary told us the music could be heard down at the boats and it sounded good. He might have been hinting that it probably sounded better from a distance! ("Can you play Far Far Away?")
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