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


14 June 2014 | West Sound, Orcas Island
NOTE: This posting was delayed. Don't know why.

Saturday morning brought rain to the island. It's pretty well socked in with wind and intermittent rain.

I cooked some salmon, potatoes and brussel sprouts for dinner last night. It turned out pretty well, but it will be nice to cook for others again. It's kind of lonely at times, but it's also given me a lot of time to practice guitar, so I'm learning some new tunes.

It hasn't taken long, but the "To Do" list has grown pretty large again. Isn't it always the case? I guess that it's good to be living next to a boat yard. Ian and Becky run West Sound Marina, brother and sister who took over the family business. They have a pretty good inventory of supplies. They sure seem to stay busy. I'm having the boat hauled and the bottom painted and had to book that over a month in advance.

Jan works in the marina store, and she and her husband live on a wooden-hulled trawler in the marina. She invited me to come to the local pot luck, which is just down the street at the community center. I bought some veggies at the farmers' market in East Sound and will put something together. I look forward to meeting some of the locals.

Today's "have to do" tasks: change the fuel filter and change the oil in the outboard. Then I'll be ready for the family's arrival on Sunday.
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