Sunday June 12. I have a departure date.

Written by Jack van Ommen on June 13th, 2016

Exactly three months from now. Monday, September 12. This will be right after the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend. I will give a few presentations that weekend at the festival.  From there I will move down the Pacific Coast to the San Francisco Bay area and make stops along the way for a November departure, after the hurricane season ends, into Mexico and further to the Panama Canal.

There is still much to be done and acquired. But I thrive on deadlines. I have composed a list of items I wish/need, in case you might have some sitting around or have them for sale. Please, check the list at Fleetwood Shopping List I also solicit your advise on several questions on navigation and communication installations in this list.

Last week I hauled the boat out for antifouling and maintenance. I did not get done in time to have “Fleetwood” blessed in the annual Gig Harbor “Blessing of the Fleet”on Sunday June 5th. I was the guest on the m/y “Last Dance” of my friends Terry and Janet James in the Gig Harbor YC raft up. I did get sprinkled and “Fleetwood” will have to make do with what she received in 2014.

Fr.Mark Guzman and Deacon Dale Fickes of St. Nicholas church with the B&B Lopez twins as servers.

Fr.Mark Guzman and Deacon Dale Fickes of St. Nicholas church with the B&B Lopez twins as servers.

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I am flying down to the Bay Area for my presentation at the “Summer Sailstice” festival at the Encinal YC in Alameda on this Saturday the 18th. And will do another presentation at the Santa Barbara YC on Monday the 20th at their luncheon meeting. I plan to look up a few old and new California friends in Southern California and the Bay Area.

 

 

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