Another fantastic cruise in the books! 9 boats and 5 cars made up the Mystery Bay fleet for this year, 20+ people in all. Sailing on Saturday was gorgeous with favorable winds and tides and a lovely sunny afternoon/evening. Mystery Bay State Park now has mooring balls for a small fee so there wasn't a raft up this year with most boats choosing a mooring ball or a slip on the dock. Participating were: CYC boats Those Guys, Raven, Paya & Wind Dancer; STYC boats Red Hot, Jou Jou & Allegra; & PSCC boats Bardo and Imagine. A spontaneous potluck broke out on the dock featuring Ken’s fantastic “Seattle Dogs” and a few other contributions.
Sunday started out overcast with a 10:00 am 3 part tour of the fabulous Mystery Bay goat farm including the milking portion given by the youngest member of the goat farm family, a young boy of about 9 yrs old. The other 2 portions were cheese-making & pasturing. Around noon, a small tractor parade started this year with just 6 tractors but lots of spirit! Once again the kids were invited to ride in the bucket loader of the Mystery Bay Farm tractor. A sunny afternoon was spent at Marrowstone Winery sampling 7 different varieties of their best wines and with a lovely spread of appetizers. Most everyone participated at one point in a never-ending game of bocce ball in the tall grass. 4 dinghies, 1 paddle board and one kayak participated in the human-powered dinghy race, with prizes for all! Sunday concluded with another potluck on the dock and then a small campfire in the park. Cruisers from CYC, STYC and PSCC had a lot of fun together.
Positive tides for the entire day on Monday meant that our departures were staggered. Winds and tides were from the south all day Monday, but another beautiful day out on the water. All-in-all a terrific year for our annual Memorial Day cruise. Join us next year!