Though I am in Port Angeles, this picture is not from Port Angeles. This picture is outgoing from the Ballard Locks. I liked the juxtaposition of the the tiny boat in the huge lock. I like the seagull too, it’s almost as big as the boat!
John Hazen, Jr’s Flicka 20, Windward Pilgrim. I met John in June of 2012 in Port Townsend. He was a large inspiration in me buying a Flicka. John bought this boat in Hawaii, sailed it to Tahiti, back to Hawaii and then to the Puget Sound. He recently circumnavigated Vancouver Island with her. Windward Pilgrim also has no head and is powered with an outboard engine. Thanks John.
Leg #1 of my June 2016 sailing expedition has me spending the eve at the Port of Kingston. Morning preparations and transiting the locks typically makes for a short sailing day. I decided to to do some meal prep as its now “game on.” I used my pressure cooker to cook some chicken and potatoes for dinner and future meals.
I am getting prepared for my June sailing trip and also trying something new. I made and installed Baggywrinkle on the spreader tips of Sampaguita, mostly for the sake of the Genoa. I kept them as small as possible to reduce windage. This also involved climbing the mast and gave me a chance to give the rigging a good look over. While I was up there, a heron landed on my dock finger, seemingly unaware of my presence and an osprey dove in to the the marina to feed, twice.
To Marc-Andrea Klimaschewski,
I am getting ready for my June sailing adventure and this year’s big re-up is the rejuvenation of the anchor gear.
CQR Anchor – 25lbs
29′ BBB 5/16″ Chain – 31.9lbs
292′ of 5/8″ Nylon 3-Strand Rode – 31lbs.
306′ Available for Scope
3/8″ and 7/16″ Shackles
Markers every 30′
The eye splice for attaching the nylon rode to the anchor chain.