CYC Cruisers enjoyed another memorable Memorial Day weekend at Mystery Bay on Marrowstone Island. After a wet Saturday sail and/or motor up on Saturday, 8 boats rafted up with 5 anchors for the 2 night weekend. We welcomed new club members Jack Connick and Denise Kitchel on their boat “Maggie May”. The story of the day was the rescue in Admiralty Inlet with Coast Guard and freighter radio help of one of our group’s wayward dinghy. On a cold Saturday night cruisers hopped from boat to boat visiting, with the most popular boats being those who had toasty warm furnaces!
Sunday we awoke to sun and warmth. 2 more boats joined us with their own little raft nearby and about half the crew visited the goat farm and came away with lots of goaty knowledge and cheesy goodness. Then on to the Nordland Tractor Days parade where the tractors were plentiful this year and we were treated to 3 passes in front of the Nordland General store (which also sells Mystery Bay Yacht Club burgees!)
The afternoon was filled with dinghy rides, paddleboarding, swimming and hammocking. Jack’s drone caught some of the activity including Tim at the top of his mast. (We hope to see some of that footage soon!) In the evening, we dinghied ashore for a potluck dinner and fire at the park. The food was delicious and plentiful!
Monday we departed before the low tide - with a little more water in Kilisut Harbor’s entrance channel than the 8 feet on Saturday. “Those Guys” under spinnaker, and “Wind Dancer” with white sails sailed home down Admiralty inlet in the sun until it was time to motor. What a fun club event – that’s why we belong to CYC!