Thanks to all the CYC cruisers who registered for the 3rd of July Cruise to Poulsbo. As always, it was quite the scene in Liberty Bay as boats anchored closer and closer to one another.
We were lucky to have new members Erron and Alison (Quiet Moments) as our location scouts early on July 2nd as they secured us a front-row, concussion-making location. In the end, 6 of the smaller boats anchored up there just west of the show while some of the larger vessels tied up with Chris Young (Raven) also near the front to the northwest during the show and then went off to safer locations to anchor overnight. On the small boat raft in the afternoon, we had some excitement when a nearby powerboat began to drift off with no driver aboard. (Just ask Erron, who kayaked over and jumped aboard, for the whole fingernail-biting tale!) Afterwards, we enjoyed a delicious potluck, stimulating conversation, and prizes for most-patriotic boat (Cyrano), best hammock (Quiet Moments), potluck host (Wind Dancer) and other boat (Outlaw). (Those Guys) and (with Grace) were also in that raft up. Other CYC’ers spotted in the bay were (Cora Belle), (Raven), (Paya), (Coquette), (Altair) and (Bob Ross & crew).
Tim & Jenny (Those Guys) did some recognizance on the Bremerton Bridge Blast pre-function. It would be a “blast" with a group. There is a nice shelter at Port Orchard that is reservable so it would be great to pick up a few more cruisers for the trip next year. The airshow was scary and breath-taking and the bridge blast fireworks were very theatrical and lovely. It is not so crowded with boats as Poulsbo yet (this only being it’s second year), plus there is a place to dock afterwards!
s/v Those Guys