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

Another Saturday night

15 August 2009 | Fulford Harbour, Saltspring Island
WX: overcast, temp 70,wind lt/var
Sam Cooke, where are you when we need you most? (Yeah, I know. Cat Stevens and Jimmy Buffett did it, too. But Sam did it FIRST.) Besides, it's totally irrelevant.

Departed Otter Bay about 1000, making a beeline across Swanson Channel to minimize our exposure to BC Ferry traffic. Then we throttled back and "beachcombed" up the shoreline at low speed. We still got to Fulford Harbour at 1130. But the whole crowd from the night before was pulling out and there was plenty of room.

It feels like maybe we've gotten "over the hump" in terms of the crowds. There were a few empty slips at Otter Bay last night. No way that would have been the case a week or so ago. Could be that a lot of the people with school-age kids are heading for home for the "back to school" sales. Oh, scratch that. Those sales would have taken place in June. Now the stores are busy decorating for Christmas, right?

Weather is still pretty blah. Not cold. Not raining. Just overcast and, well, blah. "Fulford Days" is going on across the bay at the park. They're roasting various small animals and have a beer garden. Not sure we'll make it over there, but it looks like at least half the population of Saltspring Island has.
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