We went to the 22nd annual water festival in Coupeville last weekend. Weather held until Sunday, when we had a wet and foggy trip back home. There were some low tides, so we couldn't raft to the float, as it is situated in water too shallow for us. Learned that the hard way on a winter trip there a year or two ago when the bunk started tilting in the middle of the night.
We anchored about 100 yards east of the float in enough water to float at low tide. Bottom holds well, wind was primarily out of the west. The town isn't what it used to be, but there is still dining ashore, the museum and dust collector shops. We ate at Toby's Pub on Saturday night after watching the Indian Canoe Races and entertainment on shore. We had war canoes passing our boat on both sides in one of the long races. I recognized a few of the pullers from the La Conner area. Here's a little video of the trip.
Actually we had some bright sunshine and good (12-15 knot) winds. I got out of my foulies for some time.
Played with a Code 0, with which I need more practice.
We are using a Saga 409 this year for the around Vancouver Island.
I had an two instructor's courses to teach at the beginning of April, then around the Island for the last two weeks of April.
Next one is July 20, then Sept 1. I have nothing in the works until then. I reminded the sailing school that I can teach the basic stuff. I turned down a couple of Desolation Sound trip because of conflicts.