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Aug/Sept 2017: San Juans, Gulfs, and Victoria Classic Boats

This was our first trip after the installation of the renovated winch was a 12-day trip to the San Juan and Gulf Islands, and to Victoria BC for the Classic Boat Festival. August 25 (Day 1: Home to Port Townsend) … Continue reading

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The Year of the Winch

Note:  we found some more photos after we had posted this–so if you read this when we first posted, skim through and see the additional photos of the winch project. The anchor winch on the Gyrfalcon is a major piece … Continue reading

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2016 Winter Trip to the South Sound (December/January 2016/2017)

Our friends from Maryland, John and Ellyn, came out to Seattle for a leisurely weeklong trip on the Gyrfalcon.  There’s nothing quite as relaxing as being in a warm boat on calm seas in the winter in the PNW.  Thanks … Continue reading

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2016 Trip to Victoria BC (August/September 2016)

For the past several years, we have been going to the San Juan Islands, the Gulf Islands, and Vancouver Island BC during the week ending in Labor Day.  Here’s a high level overview of our route. We end up in … Continue reading

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2016 Cruise to the Broughtons Part 3 (July 17-23)

We were heading into our last week aboard the Gyrfalcon. July 17 (Day 17: East of Eden to Pierre’s at Echo Bay to Simoom Sound) We spent a leisurely morning in East of Eden, then headed up Fife Passage.  We … Continue reading

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2016 Cruise to the Broughtons Part 2 (July 9-17)

July 9 (Day 9:  Day at Pierre’s Echo Bay) Our guests for the first week were gone.  This is was our day by ourselves at Echo Bay.  We did laundry, cleaning, projects, etc.  All in all a good day. One … Continue reading

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2016 Cruise to the Broughtons Part 1 (July 1-8)

This is a long (almost a year) overdue series of blogs.  A lot has happened.  I (Nancy) had been transferred to San Francisco in the beginning of 2016 when my employer closed up shop in Seattle.  Trying to work in … Continue reading

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