September 11th, 2016

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Sunday Sept. 11 The Blue Peter is hoisted.

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

I went to 8.15 mass at Our Lady of the Sea here in Pt. Townsend. Tuesday evening was the sent off in Gig Harbor and I am still  overwhelmed by the outpouring of friendship, gifts and love from the friends and family.

The first part of the sail to Pt. Townsend, through Colvos Passage, was a great down wind sail, Dennis, Steve and Richard recorded the departure with Richard’s drone and film camera from the shore at Pt. Richmond. Here is the link to clip from it: ¬†SoloMan’s Sequel

Excuse the dragging fenders. The mismatched sail numbers. The dacron head sail was bought on Craig’s list, to replace the two original mylar sails that are to delicate to single handle. I anchored the night ahead of the Pt. Townsend canal and was put in my slip at the Wooden Boat Festival on Thursday afternoon. It and Friday were magnificent late summer days. Saturday was blustery and partial cloudy. Today is beautiful once more and the forecast is good for the sail south. So, I hope to be on my way this afternoon at 14.00 h when the ebb starts. Seth came up from Portland to assist with unfinished software issues, for the new laptop, etc. Several of my North Washington and Vancouver B.C. friends came yesterday to say Bon Voyage.

The De Lorme tracker will from hereon record my location, see upper right hand corner.

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