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1st Anchoring of the 2021 Season

Well it is finally February and the weather is getting a little better! Days are slowly getting longer by 1-2 minutes each day and the sun is starting to coming out. We lucked out with both Saturday and Sunday forecasted for sun/clouds/overcast and no RAIN! Taking advantage of this, we spent the weekend anchored in Gig Harbor, WA. This is our 1st anchor of 2021 so the Captain had to pump up the dinghy tubes and check the Evinrude. The harbor was mostly all ours, not many other boats choose to anchor. We did notice that the public dock was full. Saturday was absolutely glorious so we were able to get in a good walk and even discovered a new trail that is fairly close to the harbor. Of course we stopped at one of our favorite pet stores where the fur-babies were given treats, and we left with a back-pack full of more treats and a new night-shirt for Piper. Not that Piper really gets cold, she just looks so adorable in clothes we couldn’t resist! After the pet store, we just started walking and happened upon the Cushman Trail. From point to point the trail is about 6 miles long and has a significant grade depending on which direction your walking. We caught the trail off of Rosedale Street, walked to the end, and then took Harborview Drive back to the town. All in all we meandered about […]

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2020 Lighted Boat Parade

This will be our 4th year attending the Gig Harbor lighted boat parade. Perhaps because this crazy covid year has kept folks in lockdown, there were more lighted boats and parade watchers than in any of the previous years. We heard one estimate was that there were at least 50-parade boats in attendance! Folks really went all out and even […]

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Our Covid Vacation

Well what a weird year! Normally our two week vacation would be chalked full of new places in areas we don’t normally visit but with borders closed, and marinas operating at 50% capacity to comply with social distancing rules we found ourselves in a quandary over where to go. Fortunately the Pacific Northwest offers some of the best boating in […]

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Back to Cruising!

On May 5th, our Governor allowed for the opening of state parks and boat launches. Extremely exciting news for us as we cruise with 3 dogs who need exercise and potty breaks. The ability to dinghy ashore at a State Park allows us to get back to cruising and anchoring. We originally had plans to attend NAPS 2020, what has […]

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