|This beautiful Marina sits in a beautiful protected harbor just off Fidalgo Bay in Anacortes. Just a short sail away to all of the San Juan Islands.|
|We checked out this 1989 Catalina 36 Mark I. I knew we were starting here to form the image of our next vessel.|
|The Admiral right away spotted some repair work on the bow and immediately asked the Broker about it. The Broker acted as if he was completely unaware but being confronted with what everyone who was standing there was an obvious repair had to admit that the bow must have at least had some major gel coat repair work done. Wonder what it hit? |
Also the Admiral was not wanting to entertain the thought of a boat named after the Protagonist in the Hobbit.
A protagonist (from Ancient Greek πρωταγωνιστής (protagonistes), meaning "player of the first part, chief actor") is the main character in any story, such as a literary work or drama.
The protagonist is at the center of the story, should be making the difficult choices and key decisions, and should be experiencing the consequences of those decisions. The protagonist should be propelling the story forward. If a story contains a subplot, or is a narrative that is made up of several stories, then there may be a character who is interpreted as the protagonist of each subplot or individual story.
We do not really need anyone else propelling our story forward, we manage that just fine on our own.
Then we looked at the 39' Beneteau Oceanis. Man, they have incredible storage on the deck. As I was marveling at the storage on the deck the Admiral went down below. She came flying back out of that boat and said "Steve, I think there is Black Mold in there" She certainly is not up to inhaling toxins. I went down below to investigate and at first I thought she was right. I peaked behind some white vinyl headliner that covers some of the ceiling and all of the hanging closets, the heads and other spaces. There was this black powdery substance, I brushed my finger across it and realized it was the foam backing to the headliner that had literally disintegrated into a fine dust like particles. Right then I knew this would not be the boat so I told the Broker we were done. Later the admiral was researching headliner problems on sailboats and saw this on the cruisers forum: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f55/head-liner-replacement-help-1671.html scroll down to captgrunch's remarks.
|A "Just Message" as we were departing the Marina.|
|The Admiral has always been the tour Guise and she said why drive all the way up here to Anacortes and not get on a Ferry to a San Juan Island for a few hours? Whoa!, Mt. Baker is out.Vies is Crossing Rosario Strait looking North|
|So we parked our car at the Ferry Parking lot and walked on.|
|We got there just in time to catch the Ferry to Orcas Island. |
Looking South down Rosario Strait.
|As soon as you step on the ferry to the San Juans you immediately melt into this incredible environment. They are the center piece of Puget Sound.|
|Our Daughters family just happened to be on that ferry returning to Seattle after a long Summer solstice weekend on Orcas.|
|Looking West through Thatcher Pass.|
|Rounding Blakely Island to Starboard|
|My favorite Pic of the Day Looking across Harney Channel towards Mt. Baker|
|Many interesting island work boats.|
|Hiking around the shore line|
|A few mooring balls tucked in this small bay, a few docks are moored to the mooring ball|
|Several small private moorage docks dot the islands|
|Several cruisers anchored for the night off Bell Island|
|Another private marina, not on Active Captain or any other web site.|
|We found a spot to enjoy the view.|
|Let the Grass grow under your feet.|
|Time to return.|
|After a quick stop at Shaw Island, we could see Mt. Baker peaking over the trees.|
|How about a house on the NE shore of Lopez Island with this view?|
|One last look back|