Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fremont, WA
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3 days and 3 first's
I did my first overnighter.
I started sailing at 16 on El Toro's, had an 18ft SolCat for years and was a partner in a 26ft T-Bird, but never had a big enough boat to overnight on.
My wife and I took off, went through the locks, out to Puget Sound, sailed down to Blake Island State park and paid $10 to hook up to an mooring buoy.
All of the west side buoys were full so we were on the North Side.
The bobbing, rocking, gurgling and squeaking was hard to sleep to, but having to get up to move the mooring line to keep the buoy from rubbing next to my ear in the v-birth was a lot of fun also.
But, thereís more firstís to come.
If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps better than most. A small sailing craft is not only beautiful, it is seductive and full of strange promise and the hint of trouble.
- E.B. White