We had six boats set out for Poulsbo last Saturday, with light air and a favorable current. As always, with even a breath of air, all sails were set on The Salish Sea. Woodwind waited longer to get the sails up, but from the moment we cast off from the club, our 3 grandsons, ages 9, 12 and 13 had full responsibility for getting us to the dock in Poulsbo. They had to use the chart, the tidelog and the depth sounder, as well as keep an eye out for marks and drift. They did very well and were rewarded with a trip to Sluy's.
The day stayed dry and balmy. After a little exploring the town we all met back aboard Salish Sea for a little happy hour before dinner. Our cruise captain, Scott had made a dinner reservations for the 16 of us at The Loft, a tasty and informal place with a view of the harbor. After a long and leisurely dinner we filtered back to the boats. For Woodwind it was snug and cozy. Great that we all like each other.
We woke to a little drizzle and no wind, so after a pancake breakfast aboard, we were off to sea again, with all the stories of our Viking quests. Some were even a little sleepy. Once home on the island, everybody needed a massage from Nani, even the dog.
- Your Cruise Admiral, Kim