|Staff dinner at Vita's|
|Tina and Shane from S/V Vagrant|
On Saturday Connie toted her ukulele to the Lopez Farmer's Market and did some busking to an appreciative and friendly audience. We met so many nice people on Lopez. Everyone seems so relaxed and happy. Of course, we want to move there now. What a musical couple of days we had!
|CB busking with friend Jane looking on|
Now that we'd run aground a few times all to recently, we both are a little hesitant to navigate in shallow waters. The entrance to Sequim Bay, with only twelve feet of depth made us a little nervous. There was no reciprocal available, as usual, at John Wayne Marina so we found the Washington State marine park float and stayed for three days while relaxing with our friends Keith, Lisa, and Karen. We had dropped a couple of crab traps just outside of the bay when we came in so I made the long run in the dinghy back out there to pick them up the next morning. Both traps were crammed full of big fat crabs, most of them male, most of them keepers. We caught our limit and had a crab feast at the Dekker's house that evening and spent the night at their house, our first night off the boat in six months. Neither of us slept well, most likely because the house didn't rock back and forth like the boat does.
From Sequim, we retraced our path around the corner to Port Townsend and lucked out with free reciprocal moorage at Boat Haven. The next day we motored south and found reciprocal at Kingston for two nights where Connie played music at d'Vine Wines there. I just love it when we have zero costs for moorage and Connie is bringing in cash from her gigs. We sometimes have a positive cash flow!
|Open mic night at the Islander|
Yes we are working our way south every day, planning on being in Olympia by August 26th. We'll meet with Rick and Ada on Clara June to talk about us taking over their charter business Mystic Journeys next year and to arrange for Connie and I to ride along on a few charters this summer/fall to see how they operate. Traveler is now legal for taking out paying customers so there is a possibility that we'll be teaming up with Clara June for charters of six to twelve people. More on that later. For now... we slowly head south, toward friends, work, and what's shaping up to be a golden September.