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Sunshiny Seattle Siesta

Our tiny boat doesn’t provide much protection from the elements and since the the weather report was calling for rain in Portland we decided to head up to Seattle. We had made appointments with several brokers to look at boats which all turned out being disappointing. But there was also the swap meet, boat show, and farmer’s market to entertain us.  Trying to be frugal as always, we had planned on sleeping in the 4Runner. We have a nice platform in the back that makes a comfortable sleeping area and has space for storage below. It rained the entire night...
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San Juan Islands – Day 4 – Clark Island

This is the last part of a four part series of our sailing trip to the San Juan Islands over Memorial Day weekend. Day 1 – Launch, Bellingham to Matia Island Day 2 – Matia Island to Friday Harbor Day 3 – Friday Harbor to Rosario, Orcas Island Day 4 – Rosario, Orcas Island to Clark Island Our last full day vacation was upon us and we just couldn’t bring ourselves to leave Rosario without enjoying the warmth of the pool and hot tub one last time. We walked up to the Mansion fairly early and were greeted by a...
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San Juan Islands – Day 3 – Rosario, Orcas Island

This is part three of a four part series of our sailing trip to the San Juan Islands over Memorial Day weekend. Day 1 – Launch, Bellingham to Matia Island Day 2 – Matia Island to Friday Harbor Day 3 – Friday Harbor to Rosario, Orcas Island Day 4 – Rosario, Orcas Island to Clark Island Since it seemed like the cold and rain was going to stick around we were looking for a place to go where we could warm up a little. So off to Rosario Resort it was! We left Friday Harbor in a light rain and...
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San Juan Islands – Day 2 – Friday Harbor

This is part two of a four part series of our sailing trip to the San Juan Islands over Memorial Day weekend. Day 1 – Launch, Bellingham to Matia Island Day 2 – Matia Island to Friday Harbor Day 3 – Friday Harbor to Rosario, Orcas Island Day 4 – Rosario, Orcas Island to Clark Island On Friday I woke up to a wet and cloudy day. Captain Mike had already been up for some time and had gone for a run around the island. After we had some breakfast we donned our long undies, foulies, hats, gloves, and life vests and pulled up the anchor. We were still...
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San Juan Islands – Day 1 – Matia Island

This is the first part of a 4 part series of our sailing trip to the San Juan Islands over Memorial Day weekend. Day 1 – Launch, Bellingham to Matia Island Day 2 – Matia Island to Friday Harbor Day 3 – Friday Harbor to Rosario, Orcas Island Day 4 – Rosario, Orcas Island to Clark Island We towed Webfoot up to Bellingham from Portland, this being our third trip (second with this boat) to the islands one would think not too much could go wrong… We left Wednesday after work with a fully loaded boat and truck. On the...
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