August 15, 2016

Well, we had an arduous first day…

It started with breakfast with friends, a stroll through the Ballard farmer’s market, and a trip to Captain’s for some new reading material.

Followed by cutting the lines (with a machete, of course)

and a cast off by a few close friends, then lots of waves and hollers from nearby friends and neighbors.

 image2 And off we went!

We rounded the northern tip of the Shilshole breakwater and pointed our bow due west.

leaving shilshole

Next landfall: a harrowing 45 minute sail in 10 knots of breeze under sunny skies … allllll the way across the Puget Sound to the exotic island of Bainbridge.

sailing across the Sound

It doesn’t feel different yet, but perhaps it will soon.



August 20, 2016

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    Bill Donnelly

    August 15, 2016

    A beautiful beginning. I’m gonna read those posts from blue water and beyond with envy and joy.

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    August 15, 2016

    Love yas! Safe journeys ahead! See yas soon 😉


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