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

You Otter Bay Here

14 August 2009 | Otter Bay, North Pender Island
WX: overcast, temp 70, wind calm
Yes, I freely admit it. That's the worst title yet. We're getting desperate.

Arrived at Otter Bay yesterday after a grueling hour and fifteen minute run down from Ganges. I mean, the engines were hardly warmed up and we were here. As feared, the weather is cloudy and cool, not particularly conducive to lying around the swimming pool. And that's too bad, because Otter Bay has come up with one of the greatest ideas we've ever seen: two pools, one for adults and one for kids. Great concept.

We trekked over to the ferry dock and picked up a geocache there. We managed to arrive just as the ferry did, so we had to wait while they unloaded, then loaded, before we could get across the access road to where the cache was hidden. Then, today, we put the Waugal in the water and went across the bay to where another cache was supposedly hidden. This one, however, apparently disappeared soon after it was hidden. No one has yet found it, including us.

Tomorrow, we'll head down to Fulford Harbour, at the south end of Saltspring Island. There's a little craft store there, along with a sort of general store. The ferry to Swartz Bay comes in there, too. After that, the plan is to go down to the Sidney area for a couple of days, hopefully taking advantage of our reciprocal privileges to stay at one of the area's yacht clubs.
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