Saturday, May 29, 2010
Saturday in Port Townsend
Today we felt like real cruisers for the first time walking several miles to the grocery store and West Marine for some needed items. Fortunately the rain ended this morning around 9:30am so it was dry.... We went to the local farmer's market and wolfed down cookies and a Salmon bagel with cream cheese... nummeee!!! The upper end of town was very cute and I wished we had more time to explore it. However, we were set up to meet our rigger Brion to finish our rig repair by adjusting the stainless steel cables that hold the mast in place. The rest of the day was spent doing boat chores and trying to stow all the items lying around. The big news of the day was that friends we meet while moored at Seacraft Yachts, Susan and Elba who own a Cape George Cutter, decided to come into port here as well and we got to visit with them over dinner at another local hangout called Sirens. They are really cool gals and have sailed all over Mexico and the South Pacific on a smaller boat and have spent the last two years outfitting this boat for cruising. They are heading to Hawaii and then to Thailand. We wish we could do some cruising with them as they are a riot!!! We also got to visit some more with Brion and his wife Christian and their rather large cat Ben. They are sure neat folks. We are aiming for a 10:00am departure tomorrow but haven't found the time yet to check weather forecasts and tides ect. for the 42 mile run to Sydney. We are still putting things away and its getting late. As explained to us over dinner tonight, 9pm is considered "cruisers midnight" and we are an hour past and it really feels late.