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 last time

02 August 2009 | Lagoon Cove Marina, East Cracroft Island
WX: partial p.m. clearing, temp 70, wind NW 10-15
We came back to Lagoon Cove one last time before heading south "for real." This was where we began our Broughtons adventure back on July 3 and it makes a good "jumping off point" for the trip "out and around the corner" back to Desolation Sound. The weather forecast isn't all that great, predicting 30-knot northwesterlies in Johnstone Strait tomorrow. We're relying on the fact that the wind doesn't usually get really cranked up until afternoon, in which case we should have plenty of time to make the run and duck back into Sunderland Channel. If we've figured everything correctly, we'll make it through both Whirlpool and Greene Point Rapids and get back down to the Blind Channel area.

Since we don't expect to have internet access for several days after leaving here, our faithful readers (both of you) will just have to wait and see where we ended up!
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