Blake Island Shakedown & Shrimp(less) Cruise!
May 6th & 7th
Yes, it is time to kick off the cruising year with one of our favorite cruises, The Blake Island Shakedown and Shrimp Cruise. We plan this cruise each year around the ever- shrinking Puget Sound Shrimp season and enjoy the bounty of the waters we sail. However, the Department of Fish and Wildlife has thrown us another curveball with a delay in the shrimping schedule so we will have a shrimpless shakedown cruise to Blake Island.
As usual, we will anchor or grab available buoys on the west side of the island. We will utilize one of the picnic/camping spots as our base on shore for our Saturday evening meal. Please plan on bringing your own protein and a dish to share.
S/V Griffon (blue hull, PMYC burgee) is the lead boat for the Shrimp(less) cruise this year! By late morning fellow voyagers should find her off the west (beach) side of Blake Island. She will have hopefully staked out a campsite and delivered firewood for evening festivities. Her crew will be starting a fire on shore when it chills off, hunger demands, or inspiration strikes.
We’ll have some BBQ tools but the grill situation is park basic, so if voyagers need special cooking equipment please bring it along. We’ll also have some water, cups, a camp chair or two, and a handful of trail maps. Feel free to augment and, of course, bring beverages of your liking!
On Sunday there will be the traditional Blake Island stroll, or walk, as inclination suits. So let’s get out and see if those sailboats and dinghies still work!
Bring your hiking shoes for Sunday as there is always a group up for a walk over to Tillicum Village or a circumnavigation.
Looking forward to seeing at least 10 boats this year!!