This past weekend, Sam and I were invited to the first annual YachtoberFest on the Foss Waterway promenade, adjacent to the Museum of Glass and the Washington Historical Museum.
I simply can’t put into words how much fun we had at the Ranger Rendezvous at Roche Harbor on San Juan Island. Our Ranger Tug, The Boat Guy I, as usual, was perfect for the Rendezvous. It’s a fast, fuel-efficient, comfortable, and beautiful boat.
I was there that horrible day in Mexico when Bill Muncey died in that boat. It is a day that I, and everyone who has ever been involved in the sport, will remember forever.
I want more of it as soon as I can. It’s an easy, clean, inexpensive, and healthy way to be on the water. So, remember, it ain’t the boat, it’s the float that matters!
Gosh, with all the professional sports in town and big-time entertainment available in this, suddenly, very sophisticated world-class city, who needs a grassroots celebration like Seafair’s night time parade? We do! More than ever!
So what constitutes a trawler and why would there be a festival to celebrate whatever the heck a trawler is? I have a concept in my head of what I think a trawler is, but it’s only a concept.
Once upon a time, I would suffer anything, if it would help me win. If I didn’t win, I didn’t enjoy it. Well, since then, I’ve discovered that being a warrior is good for the ego, but it’s really hard on your soul. And that’s why, these days, the Downtown Sailing Series is right up my alley.
Okay, it’s quiz time! Why do companies who utilize boats and ships, who build boats and ships, who sell and repair boats and ships, decide to put their businesses next to the water? OK… go!
Go anywhere in the country and ask people what comes to mind when they think of Seattle. I bet they say, throwing salmon, the Space Needle, and ferries. The Washington State Ferries system really represents Seattle and the Northwest.
We were hopeful that the people who had the courage to join us, in the dead of winter, would have a good time and return with some great memories, as well as some new friends. For all of those reasons, we couldn’t be happier with the way the Winter Rendezvous turned out!