Check out Irene’s wake! Is it our imagination or does that new feathering propeller really make a difference? We enjoyed a quick run down sound to do some cruising and debug systems.
It was hard to leave our Port Townsend flight simulator training when we were making such good progress, but the sea called!
In addition to checking our new boat systems, we had concert tickets drawing us to Bremerton. The theater is in a whimsical downtown artsy district, much improved since our last visit years ago.
We used our first visit to a dock in 45 days (with unlimited fresh water) to give the deck a good scrub.
Next stop, Gig Harbor to check on the blackberries and the Heritage Distilling Co.
We found some lazy sailing days
we found some visitors,
..and we found some squalls!
Anchored in the protection of Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island we prepared for guests, enjoyed the hubub of Memorial Day weekend and continued with projects.
Friends we hadn’t seen in a while came here too!
While in Puget Sound we joined a Cruising Club of America spring cruise with 30 other boats, all ocean sailors. We’ve never participated in a rally or cruise before and enjoyed it.
All the boats squeezed into a marina in Tacoma and we took a field trip to the car museum. The docent taught us some new terms that everyone can use. Original means never re-touched with paint. “Don’t over-restore” is something they’re concerned with – Ginger plans to use those new terms a lot on Irene.
It was a fun social spring,
but the barnacles on the dinghy told us it was time to move on.
We set sail (photo credit to Baird – from the CCA spring cruise)
and we’re heading west into the sunset… well, northwest really.