Monday, May 19, 2014

May 16-18 - Friday Harbor (#29)

Monica, Jenny and I set out for Friday harbor to participate in the C-Brats get together. We left Friday morning and crossed Haro Strait to the south of San Juan Island. There was a bit of a chop which slowed us down and we had a visit from the Shipriders (, a joint RCMP and US border patrol group. We passed inspection, but drifted quite a way to the south while being visited! We made it to Friday Harbor after lunch, cleared customs (we lost some tomatoes and a pepper!) and then started visiting with the "brats". We went for a nice dinner in the Grange Hall, organized by the owner of Downriggers (which burnt down since last year!). jenny and I went to the pub for an pint afterwards.On Saturday we went for a hearty breakfast and then rented a scoot-coupe and a moped  from Susie's mopeds for the day. We used these to drive down to American Camp, South beach, Cattle Point and then Lime Kiln State Park (where we ran into Alexander I, an old student of mine!). We had a great day exploring the island! In the evening we enjoyed the C-brats pot luck and good company.
On Sunday morning we made breakfast on board and then motored up to Jones Island, where we hiked around the east side trail and had lunch with several other C-Dory owners. After that we motored up to Stuart Island and went for another walk up to the old school house. We then motored back to Cadboro Bay where we cleared customs at the RVYC dock and then retrieved Natural C-lection at Cattle Point.
A Big Thank You is due to Barry and Patti who organized the event at Friday Harbor where around 40 C-dorys gathered for the weekend! It was great seeing many old friends and meeting some new ones!
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