For quite some time I’ve harbored the notion to actually sail my boat somewhere. For those not aware of boat protocol this is a step out of the mainstream. Boats should be used a little bit and then left at the dock to deteriorate until such a time as the cost to restore it becomes greater then the cost to buy a new one. So, we buy a new boat and sell the old one to someone without a clue as to what he is getting into or how much it is going to cost. But I’ve gotten side tracked.
I like to sail. I like to take my little sailboat out, turn off the motor and quietly sail from point A to point B. Then I sail back. My GRAND PLAN has arisen from this simple pleasure of coming and going on the wind.
Call me crazy, but I’d like to go further. Not around the world mind you, just around the corner. You see, just north of Oregon lies protected waters full of Islands that are a small sailboater’s dream. This is where I’d like to go next year. I’d like to visit the San Juan Islands.
With my little boat.
For a month or three.
To that end I took a drive up to the islands last week. I’ve never been there but wanted to see for myself why so many consider the area the best cruising grounds in the world.
I’ll write about my trip next post, but I’ll tell you that the islands were even more then I could have hoped for. I can’t wait till next year.