PSCC Port Madison Trip

©Lee Youngblood 2014

The cruising club has a wonderful Fall tradition, a potluck and pumpkin carving "contest" at the Port Madison Yacht Club. It's a cosy little place, always warm with a log fire, smiles, stories and good food. Again this year, we headed out in the rain as the racers were coming in. The predictions were for a major windstorm so we didn't expect a big raft-up or families with kids. Rob and Karen, on Sail la Vie were already anchored, so we set, way off here we expected the wind to blow from, which made tying up a challenge. By the time we were settled, Linda & Martyn on the light fast trimaran Moxie joined us.

We dinghyed in, walking up to the dark clubhouse, and found power was out everywhere. We had a good turnout, as folks drove over, for a fine fun potluck. A little after 8pm the lights came on and I got a few shots. Nita and Mike, who live less than a mile away, invited everyone over for breakfast - it's become a bit of tradition too. There had a great crowd, seriously good "feed" and lots of stories. "We had all three boats hanging from our anchor, and while quite windy, were just fine." Some folks got out for a short walk through "old Port Madison", now filled with nice homes.

While Sunday afternoon was dark and windy, the sun finally came out - yea, and we returned to Shilshole in time to see the rainbow at the end of the Grand Prix final race. If you missed this one, you missed a great weekend. Enjoy!

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