Kathleen has had enough nasty weather experience and circulation problems, she's not doing that again! At 8:30 Saturday it was black out and sleeting hard! I had wrangled crew, Jim who's sailed with me before, and Tony who's been sailing in San Diego. Kathleen was upset that they were going to have to drive to Shilshole from the East side, and then cancel the trip. Determined to go, I waited for the weather to change, and by ten it was nice and sunny out. We left at eleven as planned, and had a fine sunny sail to Edmonds. Sometimes we were powered up, and other times, slow in little holes of light air, but we stayed dry and had a great time, good light and rainbows. Look at Tony's grin!
Five boats made it up to Edmonds for the PSCC trip. Doc & Virginia's big catamaran, Cat Shot II came up Friday, and Joe showed up on his C&C 33. Sherry and Mike on Raven Dancer, motored up before us. Sharon and Jeff brought their big Hunter, s/v Boog up for their first PSCC trip with crew Sean & Linda. Diane and Mark drove up with Cynthia, and Karen and Kathleen joined us. Some folks went out for dinner, and a few us up had a quiet potluck on Raven Dancer.
Angie came up to sail home with me, and after a nice potluck breakfast on the catamaran, we waited just a bit for the rain to lighten up. It was just sprinkling when we headed out, and by Point Wells we were ghosting along in sunshine. We had an easy sail home, and finished up the cherry cobbler. Off Meadow Point we saw AJ's Victoria, a newer performance C&C 32, and I got a few shots. I missed the shot of the big eagle at the South end of the breakwater, but Angie was happy to see him. We stopped at the pump-out and made it to the slip, just before the rain and sleet hit. We certainly had a good time! Thanks all! (Click on a image below for a larger image "slide show" - arrow keys work well.)