Gig Harbor Weekend
16 June 2014 | Public dock Gig Harbor
Sun and Sprinkles
During the week we had discussed getting away on Helios for the weekend, since we had no commitments. Our friends Joe and Cheryl joined in and we tried to get space at Arabellas in Gig Harbor, but they had a yacht club in for the weekend, so we decided to anchor. Since Focused outweighs Helios by about 20k lbs, they would anchor and we would raft alongside. Linda got home from work a little early and we were down on Helios at 4, when Joe called and said the public dock in Gig Harbor had plenty of room. I told him to grab a spot and we were on our way. It took us less than ½ hour and we were pulling alongside the dock behind Focused. There is no water or power, but you don’t have to take a dinghy ride to go to town. We walked over to the nearby Mexican Restaurant for dinner and then back to the boats for a little conversation. We were up around 7 (slept in) and had a late breakfast. Linda and Cheryl headed to town for a little shopping, while Joe and I walked up to the marine store to wander around for a while. We were back at the boats for low tide around 1, as it was a -3.3, and I had 1.8’ under the keels of Helios, while Joe had a little less than 3’. The girls came back around 4 and it was decided to eat aboard, and then meet on Helios for wine and conversation. Sunday morning provided a Farmer’s Market of sorts. We all walked up at 11 to see what was there. Joe picked up some strawberries and we walked back down to the boats. Joe and Cheryl wanted to get going as they had planned on going out to Joe’s parents for Father’s Day, and wanted to clean up. Linda and I moved Helios away from the dock around 2 and were back in our slip before 3. It was a relaxing weekend.