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

Green Again

31 July 2009 | Greenway Sound, Broughton Island
WX: mostly sunny, some high clouds, temp 95, wind NW 10-15
Sidetrack pulled out of Turnbull Cove half an hour or so before us. Gary and Deva are still dealing long-distance with his father's medical issues and they felt they needed to communicate with their daughters by phone rather than just texting. So they were off to Queen Charlotte Strait in search of a cell signal. We agreed to try to meet at Greenway Sound.

We decided to go explore MacKenzie Sound. It is a beautiful area and virtually empty of other boats. We went as far as the entrance to Nimmo Bay, but didn't go into the bay itself.

Arriving at Greenway Sound about 1330, we sat back to see if Sidetrack would show up. When they weren't there by Happy Hour, we figured maybe they'd stopped somewhere else for the night and we ordered one of Greenway's famous pizzas for dinner. But about 1900, Sidetrack appeared, having had quite the day. Seems that while sailing slowly back and forth off the Polkinghorne Islands, waiting for a phone call, Gary had strung out a flasher and a hoochie and a passing salmon had been unable to resist it. Of course, just as the fish hit, the phone rang. As evidenced by the photo above, Gary did manage to land the fish, which weighed in at about 15 pounds.

We thought there might be a chance they'd have to fly home to deal with the problems there, but they've decided to continue on. We figure we have a few more days here in the Broughtons before we have to head south "for real."
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