Monday, October 3, 2011

Traditional Small Craft at Fort Worden

Saturday last, we headed north to the confluence of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Admiralty Inlet. Port Townsend, Washington is on the northeastern corner of the Olympic Peninsula, in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains. If it's wet all over the rest of the northwest Pacific rain forest, it will most likely not be raining in Port Townsend.

Last weekend was no exception. Alas, whistle though we may, it was in vain, there was no wind. Some of the rowing or paddle boats left on an excursion and the sailboats stayed close to shore.

The annual meeting of the Puget Sound TSCA occurred on peaceful shores. Good company, good food and a beautiful beach in any weather.

Thank you to our good friends in the PSTSCA!

And now to the slideshow:

This video gives some indication of wind(?) vs tidal current:

Thank you, Marty Loken and Mary McCall for all the great photos (and for covering my back while I was out having too much fun.)


Bursledon Blogger said...

Love the Doryman Rocks soundtrack, guess you had a hand in the writing - who were the singers? do they have more songs up on vimeo?

doryman said...

I can't take credit for the song, Max. A reader (Dave Calhoun) who sings Jimmy Buffet type songs sent it to me.
The song was recorded by a friend of his, Scott Kirby:

The Dorymen song is his best (you knew I'd say that)