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

Taking It Slow: Day 100

12 August 2009 | Ganges, Saltspring Island
WX: partly to mostly cloudy, temp 75, wind S 10-15
Another layday in our slow trip south through the Gulf Islands. Truthfully, if we had a slip to go home to, we'd probably have been home by now. But it's not altogether a bad thing to be forced to take it slow. It is also significant that today is our 100th "Boating Day" of 2009. We've managed over 100 days twice before, most recently last year, when we achieved a record 104 days of using the boat. The real milestone will occur 5 days hence, when we break that record. By the end of the year, we expect to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 125.

Ganges still appears to be thriving. We got some exercise by finding some geocaches, one of which involved a couple-mile hike out to the Long Harbour road, followed another that took us up the hill beyond the bakery. The weather has shaped up again and the forecast for the weekend is for sunny with increasingly warm temperatures. This, of course, is scheduled to occur AFTER we leave Otter Bay, which has one of the nicest pools in the area. Figures.
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