Taco Tuesday July 15.

Written by Jack van Ommen on July 16th, 2014

A tradition of a number of my Gig Harbor sailing friends. At “El Pueblito” for less than $10.00 a Taco and a Modelo Supremo and good company. The summer weather just keeps going, overcast cool mornings then the sun break through and it warms into the seventies. Yesterday I finally had enough wind to find out that I have an awesome replacement in my second “Fleetwood”. She is a better boat. Sails closer to the wind with great speed. Maybe that shipwreck was not God’s worst idea after all.

Sunday evening we had an unusual red sunset after the gorgeous Saturday evening Super Moon rise. Yesterday I had to go into Tacoma to get my senior transit pass, so that I can ride free on the local shuttle bus. Without  a car taking the bus to get to the place in Tacoma but it happens to be close to the Glass museum which has a public moorage. Lisa picked me up and we had a beer together on the terrace. And I had a terrific sail.

I am planning to sail north on or around July 24 to be able to be in Bellingham for Sid’s birthday on the 27th. Then go make my rounds in Vancouver to look up old friends. Weather permitting I’ll sail the Canadian and U.S. San Juan/Gulf Islands.

Look what this Seattle Yacht Club cat dragged in into Gig Harbor!

Look what this Seattle Yacht Club cat dragged in into Gig Harbor!

A daily clean out of the soot of an industrial plant in Tacoma...

A daily clean out of the soot of an industrial plant in Tacoma…

Sunday nights evening sky

Sunday nights evening sky

Just before the smoke routine. My soup pan on the aft port, dinner.

Just before the smoke routine. My soup pan on the aft port, dinner.

 

 

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