We continue sharing the only surviving documentation (what happens in Port Ludlow stays in Port Ludlow) of our summer man-cruise from Shilshole Marina to Port Ludlow, Washington. After an action-packed sail over on day 1, we finally woke up and fixed some breakfast on the sea-B-Q and headed out for a day on the water.
We're not sponsored by Cherry Coke, it just happened to be the early morning beverage of choice...it is a man-trip after all.
We sailed a little in light winds around the Hood Canal bridge and motor-sailed back North, almost to Port Townsend.
Thanks to my buddy John who pulled a little too hard on the Furlex, I had to do a repair job while underway...it didn't take that long to figure it out, good thing I had a set of torque wrenches aboard...
A great day two on the water!
~Paul, John, Micah
Everyone's Travel Club here with a few posts this week from our summer man-cruise. Yep, that's right, we cut the lines, left the wives at home (except my wife had to stay with friends because we took the house), and sailed ol' Kingsley girl North to Port Ludlow (just South from Port Townsend). We set out to do manly things - eat, drink, and be merry...with a little poker mixed in. Falling asleep early because we were so tired from a day of sailing wasn't part of the plan, but let's stick to the highlights from day 1!
We shoved off on an overcast summer day with typical NW summer light winds. They picked up as we got just North of the Edmonds ferries.
As we rounded Point No Point to head West we had some great sailing. The waves chilled out a little and the wind was on our beam (Kingsley likes that).
There was even time for shenanigans.
We used our radar a lot.
And eventually made it to the Port Ludlow Marina (6-7 hours sailing the whole way with the wind against us). Stay tuned to the blog this week for more man-cruise adventures!
~Paul, Micah, John ETC
Kingsley's captain and crew took a little time this weekend washing her salon cushions. The cushions say dry-clean only but we washed them carefully in the normal wash and they were fine (what do cushions know anyway). One little hint we learned - our cushions had little tags on them with a location code so you could figure out where they go when you get them mixed up.
SFS = Starboard forward seat...We were proud of ourselves that we actually figured that one out pretty quick! I'm sure it is a factory boat thing, any boaters out there with more hand-made type boats have code on your cushions?
~Paul & Amber ETC
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