It was a gloomy December afternoon, but 9 CYC cruisers had a warm crossing from Edmonds to Kingston on Saturday December 7th.
In Kingston we listened to the Elvis impersonator, and watched the fire truck arrival of Santa. When the holiday lights came on throughout the park, we were amazed at all the new scenes! Not only are the shrubs, trees, and buildings illuminated, but a committee of volunteers works through the year in creating amazing flower, animal, and sea creature ornaments of wrought iron wrapped in lights. Some notable ornaments this year were: A spaceship hanging in the air, a sea serpent in the grass, and a collage of turtles, square rigger, and peacock floating on a sea of blue lights.
Every boat at the guest dock was illuminated as well. One sailboat had projectors illuminating the hull and deck in roving patterns.
At the Kingston Cove Yacht Club we met Jerry Andrews, CYC member and a commodore of KCYC. Jerry welcomes CYC members to the bar, which is open every Friday.
For dinner we walked up to the Mossback Restaurant where we had reserved a big table in the back. The Mossback specializes in using all local ingredients. From squash soup to oysters, clams, meat pie, and chocolate dessert it was tasty and filling.
On the evening ferry home several booths were engaged in conversations, while others worked on the puzzles left out by ferry commuters.