Washington

 One of our stops in Washington was to visit some old friends from the Schooner world. I have sailed with both Sophie and Bucko Billy on Ernestina. They are living in Poulsbo. Sophie is back in school and Bucko is working on boats – mainly as a boat electrician. We stayed with them for 2 nights and had a chance to catch up on news.

On Friday, they had sailed with a guy that had been building a schooner for over 35 years. The TV people picked up the story and was broadcast as far away as LA. It was very successful, and we met the owner on Sat. - real nice guy and wife and a beautiful boat.

Delores M. Jackson

Delores M. Jackson

 We then went for a walk on Bainbridge Island and had a good time.

We went to the local store and saw Copper River salmon on sale - we couldn’t resist. To go with it we got some Alaskan Smoked Porter and a Dungunes crab for an appetizer.

Crab

Crab

What a great meal.

 The weather was so great – we haven’t seen rain since Oklahoma City – About May 4 - so we decided to go to a rain forest while it was still nice. On the way, we stopped in Port Townsend, a wood boat center of the area - saw Captain d’Arcy working on his beautiful schooner Martha. We had known of him for years thru the American Schooner Association. Had a chance to look over his boat and talk to him about sail training.

Martha

Martha

 Then on to Olympic National Park.