Wilparina - Go With the Wind

Sailing the Salish Sea

08 July 2014 | Orcas Island, Washington
21 June 2014 | On Dry Land
14 June 2014 | West Sound, Orcas Island
13 June 2014 | West Sound, Orcas Island, Washington
08 June 2014 | Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, Washington
06 June 2014 | Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington
03 June 2014 | Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, Washington
22 May 2014 | St. Helen's, Oregon
17 May 2014 | St. Helens, Oregon
28 April 2014 | St. Helen's, Oregon
09 March 2014 | St. Helen's, Oregon
04 April 2012 | In the Marina
08 March 2012 | Same ol' Marina
12 February 2012 | Tomahawk Bay Marina
05 February 2012 | Same ol' Marina
17 January 2012 | Tomahawk Bay Marina
08 January 2012 | Tomahawk Bay Marina
02 January 2012 | Same ol' Marina
30 November 2011 | Slip 40
29 November 2011 | Slip 40

San Juan Summer

06 June 2014 | Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington
Clear and warm
We are being treated to an early summer here. The weather has been mostly warm and dry for the past five days, and good weather should continue for a few more days.

Last Tuesday, Kathleen and Jack returned to Portland. My good friend Yoga Jim, his nephew Chris, and Chris's girlfriend Raquel joined me for a short cruise. We went up to Echo Bay on Sucia our first night. The place was practically empty. Great sunset that night.

Yesterday we got a few hours of sailing from Sucia to Roche Harbor. But as the old saying goes, "You know how to stop the wind in the San Juan's? Put up your sails."

We wandered into Roche without knowing this was a power boat weekend festival. There are only 3 sailboats on the entire guest dock.

We're off to Stuart Island today, and back to Orcas on Saturday.

All is well here. I have to pinch myself when I see Wilparina in this new environment. Wow ... after three years, it's happening for real.
Vessel Name: Wilparina
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 37 Cutter
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon
Crew: Doug and Kathleen Verigin
Kathleen and Doug bought Wilparina in April of 2011 with a vision of accomplishing some long-distance cruising. It's taken over three years, and the project was almost abandoned, but at last, the boat is sailing again. Here's a journal of our adventures. [...]

Wilparina Sailing Again

Who: Doug and Kathleen Verigin
Port: Portland, Oregon