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

Thursday in Friday (Harbor)

20 August 2009 | Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
WX: mostly sunny, temp 80, wind @ 15-20
Our plan worked. We got here about 1000, just as the early-risers were leaving and before too many others with the same idea as us arrived. To no one's surprise, the place is packed��"a far cry from what it looked like when we arrived here back on June 1.

The wind is howling out of the south and coming "straight off the Straits" so it's decidedly cool. The long-range forecast calls for it to die down over the next couple of days, so it looks good for a Sunday departure and crossing of Juan de Fuca. The next dilemma is exactly what to do and where to go from there. The tides are good for getting out of here and into Admiralty Inlet. But if we stop in Port Townsend, we'll have a big fat ebb to contend with most of the day on Monday. The alternative is an LFD on Sunday, trying to make it all the way down to Eagle Harbor. That would, in turn, put us only a few hours from home but with no slip to return to and a whole lot of days to be "homeless." 'Tis a problem, to be sure!
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