Four intrepid boats and crews made the epic voyage to Beautiful Langley-By-The-Sea this past weekend (May 6-7) for a delightful cruise. Boats and sailors were Charlotte (Jane & Al), Outlaw (Cindy & Derek), Pacifica (relatively new CYC members Alya & Vasilii), and Wind Dancer (Jennifer & Chris). Saturday was mostly an exercise in motoring. We did see the STYC RTS fleet dead in the water on the west side of the sound, and felt that motoring to Langley was the better choice.It wasn't exactly summer, but it was quite pleasant. We had pre-dinner snacks on the dock, then headed uptown to find a place for dinner. Langley is a lovely little town, somewhat frozen in time from the 1920s. We had a delicious meal at Prima Bistro, then post dinner beverages and dessert on Wind Dancer. Many sea stories of epic voyages past and other lies were exchanged.
Sunday morning offered a bit more wind for part of the trip back, so Outlaw and Charlotte got to get at least a few miles of sailing in before finishing out the journey under power. Other boats had better sense and just motored back. No whale sightings, but Outlaw and Charlotte did get a close look at the remains of some of the ships that were beached north of Picnic point, and then burned for scrap metal on the beach there in the 1920s through 1950s. A bit of local history.
All in all, a marvelous weekend cruise. Be sure to join us next year.
Best regards - Al & Jane Johnson aboard Charlotte