Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Entire Trip Timeline & Maps

Now that we are home from our adventure, I made a timeline of our trip.  We ended up not making it to Alaska after all.  We visited friends and family in California and Oregon.  We spent a month and a half in Tacoma getting the boat ready.  We toured Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and a little bit of Canada.  We decided to sell our boat in order to buy a bigger one.  It is for sale with our broker in La Conner, WA.  We went to the Bremmerton Blackberry Festival in our van and met up with our Tacoma Power Squadron friends who were all staying on their boats.  We visited friends and family in Seattle then came home to NM...

May 29th            Albuquerque, NM to Grants, NM

May 30th            Grants, NM to Inyokern, CA

May 31st            Inyokern, CA to Crowly Lake, CA

June 1st               Crowly Lake, CA to Copperopolis, CA

June 2nd             Copperopolis, CA to San Jose, CA

June 3rd              San Jose, CA to Oakland, CA

June  4th             Oakland, CA to Half Moon Bay, CA

June 5th              Half Moon Bay, CA to Santa Rosa, CA

June 6th              Santa Rosa, CA to Medford, OR

June 7th              Medford, OR to Portland, OR

June 10th            Portland, OR to Tacoma, WA

July 25th             Tacoma, WA to Kingston, WA

July 29th             Kingston, WA to Oak Harbor, WA

July 30th             Oak Harbor, WA to Rosario Resort, WA

August 1st          Rosario Resort, WA to Anacortes, WA

August 6th          Anacortes, WA to Fisherman’s Bay/Lopez Island, WA

August 11th        Fisherman’s Bay, WA to Stuart Island, WA

August 12th        Stuart Island, WA to Poets Cove/South Pender Island, BC

August 14th        Poets Cove, BC  to Tod Inlet, BC

August 15th        Tod Inlet, BC  to Sidney, BC

August 17th        Sidney, BC to Roche Harbor, WA

August 19th        Roche Harbor, WA to Fisherman’s Bay, WA

August 20th        Fisherman’s Bay, WA to La Conner, WA

August 31st         La Conner, WA to Bremmerton, WA

September 2nd    Bremmerton, WA to Kingston, WA

September 3rd     Kingston, WA to Seattle, WA

September 8th     Seattle, WA to Napa, ID

September 9th     Napa, ID to Moab, UT

September 10th   Moab, UT to Santa Fe, NM

September 11th   Santa Fe, NM to Albuquerque, NM

I'm pointing to Anacortes but this is a map of the San Juan Islands.

August 6th we  traveled from Anacortes, WA (right post-it) to Fisherman's Bay on Lopez Island, WA (left post-it).

Fisherman's Bay (right post-it) to Stuart Island (left post-it).

Stuart Island, WA (bottom post-it). to Poets Cove, Canada (top post-it).

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Traveling with the Tacoma Power Squadron

Tacoma Power Squadron
July 28th - August 10th
Pot Luck at Port of Kingston

Gage in his doorway jumper just hanging out.

Rob & Todd (Commander of the Tacoma Power Squadron) our neighbor at Chinook Landing Marina.
Todd & Melinda's boat the August.

Todd & Melinda underway...
Brian & Michael's boat A La Carte.

Brian & Michael underway...
The Fascination owned by Larry & Cindy.
Fascination going thru Deception Pass.

Going thru Deception Pass

Going thru Deception Pass.
Gage meets Hannah the pug with Todd & Melinda.

Todd & Melinda with Gage and Hannah their 13 year old pug.

Gage playing with Uncle Todd.

Todd & Melinda on their Boat. 
Hi Melinda!
Dinner at Rosario Marina.
Ice Cream Social at Rosario Marina.

Todd & Melinda with Gage.

Todd & Melinda with Gage.

Jackie, Gage, Todd, Melinda & Tom.

The group eating ice cream....

Rebecca, Michael & Brian.

Melinda, Tom & Rebecca.

Richard & Jackie, Gage, Todd & Melinda.

The Mia Terra with the August.

Rob, Karen, Join, Michael, Cindy Brian & Frank.
Dinner at Rosario Marina; Debbie & Stan, Richard & Jackie, Karen & John, Michael & Gage.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Finally Under Way!

The O'Niell's 
July 25th - 29th 2012
Indians during their annual trek down Puget Sound.
Costco container ship.
Seattle's Space Needle.

Baby Harbor Seal.

Same baby seal.
Sunset in Port of Kingston.  Our first night away from Tacoma.
There are different types of crab pots, I never knew.  This is a ring pot.
Rob impatiently waiting to pull up the ring pot.
We tried with the ring pot 4 times.  The first try we caught one but it was too small.
Our first keeper!  This is a red rock crab.  The legal shell size in WA is 5".
G got into the crabbing thing.  Here he is attempting to throw the pot overboard with one hand. :-)
He has been humbled, the pot is quite heavy so now he's trying to throw it overboard with both hands.
Rob drilling holes in a bucket...
Now that we had crab we needed somewhere to keep them alive but contained.
Mia Terra (with green top in center) at the Port of Kingston, WA.
G and dad in the dinghy.
Gage's first dinghy ride.  He Loved it!
Pulling up the crab pot from the dinghy...
Our first try with our big crab pot... a tiny crab and seaweed (or is it kelp?)
Letting the little crab out...
We moved to a different location and tried again...
Washington state requires your name and phone number to be on your buoy.  Do you see our name?
Gage wants to go for a walk in his stroller...
Rob in the dinghy going out to set the crab pot.
Bringing back crab.

Lots of dungeness crabs (and a starfish in case you were wondering what you are looking at).

G is so excited that we had to hold him back.

Only 3 of these were keepers (6 1/4 inch wide shell).

Me & G.

So sleepy..

Family outing.  Yay!

Still napping...

Our boat in the background...

Our boat still in the background...

Big 3 foot waves, we got a little wet out there.

Biggest catch of the day...

Gage loves to be tossed in the air.

Such a happy boy!

He loves his dad.

Captain Gage

Our beautiful boat!