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

Turnbull Turnagain

29 July 2009 | Turnbull Cove, BC Mainland
The original plan had been to go from Jennis Bay to Greenway Sound, but a couple of issues caused us to change our minds. One was an email from Brother John. Night Music was in Secret Cove, having moved south through Desolation Sound. John reported that everywhere they went in Desolation, it was crammed to the rafters with boats. He noted that they'd passed upwards of FIFTY northbound boats on their way south through Malaspina Strait. The High Season is now in full cry and sharing Desolation Sound with hordes of others, many who don't really know the pointy end from the blunt end, didn't sound like fun. In addition, Gary and Deva weren't ready to leave the Broughtons yet and, truthfully, there were a few spots we hadn't visited on our first circuit that we thought might be worth seeing. We decided to quit worrying about winds and tides that might or might not materialize and spend our time in the Broughtons, where it's crowded but not nearly so bad as Desolation.

So here we are back in Turnbull Cove, sweltering in 90-degree heat. Complain? Not us! After several weeks of clouds with only occasional afternoon clearing, this feels just fine! We are learning to live with the growl of the Honda generator, which has proved it can keep the batteries up if you can stand to listen to it long enough. We're talking 4-5 hours as opposed to the 3 hours it used to take with the big genset. Ironically, the thing is noisier from on board, but quieter from a distance. Good for our neighbors, bad for 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