Last weekend the Puget Sound TSCA and the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters co-sponsored a day trip to the unfortunately named Rat Island conservation area at the entrance to Mystery Bay.
Doryman didn't make it, but Marty Loken did and took a few photos for our amusement...
"After Friday's torrential downpour, yesterday was mostly dry and warm--T-shirt
weather at Rat Island for much of the time, in fact. It rained early, but we
stayed dry until later in the afternoon, when the monsoons returned...just as
the last two boats were sailing over from Port Townsend. (Sorry, I didn't get
photos of the late-arriving boats--it was pouring by then and the camera was
stashed in a dry bag.) - Also accidentally erased a few other photos, including
one of Glenn Woodbury's Beach Pea...but yesterday's collection offered a wide
variety of boats, including two Rangers (12 and 20); two Oughtreds (Calendonia
Yawl and Whilly Boat), two Welsfords, a Whitehall, Core Sound 17 and others."
Nik's Caledonia Yawl, Sutil
A Caledonia Yawl and a Whilly Boat, each are Iain Oughtred designs.
Randy's Core Sound 17. This boat is impressive. An all-around design, easy to sail.
A Whitehall and a Ranger 12.
Ranger 20. I don't know much about this boat, but she looks very capable.
Scott's Rogue, Lagniappe.
A John Welsford design
The view from the marsh. Rat Island is a protected area and no camping is allowed. There are marina facilities at nearby Fort Flagler.
Thanks for the pictures Marty!