We waited for the rain to lift, and headed over to Poulsbo on the third. A PNW Tradition, the Poulsbo fireworks on the third makes, up for quite a nice party, with a big bay and hundreds of boats at anchor or rafted-up. You are sure to see long lost friends, look there goes Black Pearl, the boat that pulled out of the storm in Brooking years ago.
We spotted Red Hot and Panta Rhei, Larry & Karen's big Apogee 52, and tied up Deb and David's Trumpeter. Suddenly Vintage was arriving, with RJ, Robin and baby Van. Panta Rhei brought Jesse and Samantha from Seven Seas Logistics. Look for them to speak to the cruising club next year. Jeff & Petra on Amore, the Beneteau 35 made it, a good six boat raft-up just before dark. Of course I have to include in a few fireworks pics.
On the foggy fourth most everyone was blasting out, and we slipped over to Manzanita bay for a quieter evening. Didn't want to go home, so went to Port Madison on the fifth. I had a client appointment on the 6th to show Undaunted, a Roberts 44 PH, but couldn't get our boat started-argh. I tried to get a jump from a passing local powerboat, but nah. We dinghied to the dock, sorted the batteries and power connections at PMYC, and were saved by PSCC cruisers Ron and Susie on Tango! Ron loaned me one of his generator batteries, and they invited us back for dinner. Thank goodness! Good clients liked the boat, Ron and Suzie held dinner till we arrived, and Ron had even charged up my starter battery! Sweet! What a wild day, with few pics. Thanks all! (Click on a image below for a larger image "slide show" - arrow keys work well.)