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

The Rain in Spain...

10 August 2009 | Telegraph Harbour, Thetis Island
WX: o/c w/ rain, temp 60, wind S 15-20
Okay, not Spain. Telegraph Harbour.

Oh, yeah. Go cruising in August because the weather is SO much nicer. It blew "with gusto" most of the night and, when it finally stopped blowing, the rains came. As in BUCKETS. There was probably 20 gallons of water in the dinghy this morning.

Fortunately, we'd scheduled this as a layday from the start. We had toyed with the idea of taking the ferry over to Chemainus, just for something to do. We decided we didn't need something to do quite that bad. We did scope out a couple of geocaches nearby (another unfortunate addiction Charlie picked up a few years back) so we may go search for those. Other than that, it's a good day to sit inside and watch DVDs.

We did take a moment to note that, had we gone through with our plan to go to Vancouver, we'd have been coming back across Georgia Strait today. How fortuitous THAT decision turned out to be!
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