Monday, October 15, 2007

Autumn Cruising

Port Orchard was the destination this past weekend for the Seattle Singles Yacht Club overnight and Chowderfest. It was the perfect fall weekend... foggy and overcast in the morning with the warm sun burning it off each afternoon. It was a crispy fall weekend in the 60's. The "Rophy" just couldn't wait to burst through the locks out into Puget Sound.... the woman at the help was a bit reluctant... but ventured forth all the while asking herself... "Why has it been so long since I've felt the salty breeze against my skin on this boat?!"
I'm coming up on the two year anniversary since I had the Rophy and I am grateful every day. I try to get it out at least twice or more a month all year long. I feel confident taking it out but sometimes those little voices in my head question myself too much.
Corn chowder was my contribution without any milk or cream... I just loved it...
The "Cottage Chowder" was made by Gary with Razor Clams dug at the ocean when a group of us went to the Cottage for a weekend during clam digging!
There must have been almost 20 boats from the yacht club there... each with crew! We had so much fun. I love the friends I have made over the years and this weekend.
There was a lot of fog... I went on Friday when it was clear.This is what it was like before all the boats arrived... you can see Bremerton in the background. Rophy is right there in the middle.
This is a photo Gary took from our dock of the sub in the inlet Saturday afternoon. That is Bremerton across the water.