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

Guests of CCYC

17 August 2009 | Sidney/North Saanich, BC
WX: mostly sunny w/ high clouds, temp 80, wind L/V
Arrived at Capital City Yacht Club yesterday about 1130. Getting into their guest check-in dock had us lifting our feet. The water was decidedly "thin." But we got in, found a member's slip that was available, then headed into Sidney via the local transit system. We wandered around town, doing a few geocaches (following right behind our TYC friends Chris and Willow, who'd been there the day before).

Today, with nothing better to do, we went back into Sidney. We didn't have the correct change for the bus so we had to hike out to the Swartz Bay ferry terminal for change, then ride the bus from there. Picked up a few more caches we hadn't gotten yesterday and checked out the shops, not buying much of anything.

Today is noteworthy on two counts. First, it's "Boating Day #105" for 2009, which is a new record for us. It is also our last day in Canada. Tomorrow we head back to the US of A and hopefully to a rendezvous with Sidetrack at Reid Harbor on Stewart Island. We tried to get reservations for next weekend at Friday Harbor and, to no one's great surprise, they are booked solid. So we'll go in early and try to get one of the first-come/first served slips.

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