Sunday, March 12, 2006

August 2 2005 SPLASH DOWN!

The transaction was made and the keys in hand. After a few weeks of cleaning up and fixing minor problems launching day approached. My parents, Lynn and Dorothy, flew up from Hawaii to make the maiden voyage down to Tyee Marina in Tacoma. This is a three day sail south from bellingham to Tacoma. The plan was to make it as far as Anacortes on the first day, Seattle the second day and Tacoma on the third. Lynn got in late the previous night so we drove up and picked up a fourth crew member. Sean is from Colorado and I have been on many adventures with him. This was not one he was going to miss. When we got there, the boat was in the water and Dorothy was waiting. After the long drive from Seattle, we picked up lunch and shoved off of Bellingham at 1:00pm.
Beamed Eliza Island doing 5 knots downwind with a temp of about 60 degrees. Around 4pm the wind started to die off and the engine was turned on. With the iron jenny running smooth we pulled into Flounder Bay Marina at 5:40. We then had dinner a restaurant at the marina and got a early night.


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