As written by Chris McMuldroch, cruise fleet captain -
We had a nice group of 14 cruisers on our ZOOM meeting. We mostly went around the room finding out where everyone was at, and what they have been doing boating recently.
Ralph called in from the Sea of Cortez where their boat is on the hard for hurricane season. They are in an apartment with internet and air conditioning! David and his wife just pulled into Sucia in time to join the meeting. There are lots of boats in the San Juans, but still room to anchor. Since they can’t go farther North, they sail more, going short distances from one island to another – it actually sounds idyllic! Jack and Denise are in Oro Bay tonight. It looks beautiful and calm. Jack asked about the old ferry that is moored there. They had also visited Dockton where they discovered the Dockton Forest, which has some long trails in the park across the street from the waterfront area. Kevin is getting ready to do an overnight shake down cruise out to Tatoosh Island and back in preparation for sailing down to San Francisco. Derek and Cindy told us about Illahee State Park that they visited after the CYC cruise to Poulsbo. There are mooring buoys, but one is near a drying rock, and one or two dry out at very low tides – be aware! Jerry and Rhonda have “Dorothy” in Kingston. They are considering a weekend in Langley by boat. Robin is happy to back on her boat, and getting reacquainted with it. Bill and Jean are day sailing their Yankee 30 in the San Juans. Several people described seeing lots of private firework shows around the Sound over the July 4th weekend.
We reminded everyone of the Commodore Gibson weekend August 15 and 16 to Port Ludlow. We need to make our individual slip reservations with the marina by July 24th. There are a limited number of slips open this year.
Our plan to cruise to a marina in Gig Harbor for Labor Day weekend needs to be modified. Marinas in Gig Harbor are closed to transients. We could anchor, or change our destination. Jack and I will coordinate on a modified plan. We will update the CYC webpage.
If anyone would like another cruise, feel free to propose one, and we can send out a listserve message to the group, and announce it on the CYC cruiser page.
Several people indicated they would like to have another Cruiser Zoom meeting in August, so we will schedule one for August 13th at 6:30, and look forward to seeing everyone then! If you have a topic or presentation for the evening, let me know.