Longbranch Sailing Cruise
July 2009 Cruise from Olympia to Longbranch
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Arriving at Swantown Marina in Olympia, Washington. This is at the end of Budd Inlet at the south end of Puget Sound.

Arriving at Swantown Marina in Olympia, Washington. This is at the end of Budd Inlet at the south end of Puget Sound.
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Al, Scott, Ed and Jim by the Catalina 30

Al, Scott, Ed and Jim by the Catalina 30
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Andrea and Skipper Scott by our boat for the weekend

Andrea and Skipper Scott by our boat for the weekend
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Another shot of the boat, a Catalina 30

Another shot of the boat, a Catalina 30
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The boats at the right with the blue sail covers are all Island Sailing Club boats.

The boats at the right with the blue sail covers are all Island Sailing Club boats.
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Heading into the channel on the way out of the marina. Michelle is sitting on top of the cabin.

Heading into the channel on the way out of the marina. Michelle is sitting on top of the cabin.
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Andrea looking at the beach houses.

Andrea looking at the beach houses.
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A telescopic shot of the back of the Washington Legislative Building from the water.

A telescopic shot of the back of the Washington Legislative Building from the water.
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A house on the inlet.

A house on the inlet.
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Heading down the channel with our flotilla following. Skipper Scott at the helm.

Heading down the channel with our flotilla following. Skipper Scott at the helm.
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Ed getting ready to raise the main sail.

Ed getting ready to raise the main sail.
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Approaching the mouth of Budd Inlet, and ready to pass Boston Harbor to starboard.

Approaching the mouth of Budd Inlet, and ready to pass Boston Harbor to starboard.
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Our first look at Mount Rainier from the sound

Our first look at Mount Rainier from the sound
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A seaplane taking off.

A seaplane taking off.
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The same plane, but with another plane above.

The same plane, but with another plane above.
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Engine off, sails up.

Engine off, sails up.
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The Jib doing its thing

The Jib doing its thing
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Al at the helm and Scott trimming the jib.

Al at the helm and Scott trimming the jib.
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A Hobie Cat about to pass us.

A Hobie Cat about to pass us.
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Another shot of Mount Rainier.

Another shot of Mount Rainier.
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Windwalker, with Corie at the helm, is part of our flotilla.

Windwalker, with Corie at the helm, is part of our flotilla.
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Happily beam reaching.

Happily beam reaching.
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Docked at Longbranch Wharf in Filucy Bay. The big boat in the background is part of a wood boat club that was visiting at the same time.

Docked at Longbranch Wharf in Filucy Bay. The big boat in the background is part of a wood boat club that was visiting at the same time.
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Looking toward the mouth of Filucy Bay

Looking toward the mouth of Filucy Bay
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View of Longbranch Wharf from the parking lot.

View of Longbranch Wharf from the parking lot.
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Relaxing on the Wharf. Jim and his son, Andrea and Michelle.

Relaxing on the Wharf. Jim and his son, Andrea and Michelle.
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Some of the boats in the wooden boat flotilla.

Some of the boats in the wooden boat flotilla.
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First of a series of shots -- Alpenglow on Mount Rainier.

First of a series of shots -- Alpenglow on Mount Rainier.
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Some of these shots were taken from the boat docked behind us. The people were nice enough to invite me aboard.

Some of these shots were taken from the boat docked behind us. The people were nice enough to invite me aboard.
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Shot through the window of the 86 foot expedition boat at the end of the dock. Jim gave me the idea for this shot.

Shot through the window of the 86 foot expedition boat at the end of the dock. Jim gave me the idea for this shot.
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Boat at a mooring ball in the bay.

Boat at a mooring ball in the bay.
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Andrea at the helm at the beginning of our cruise back to Olympia

Andrea at the helm at the beginning of our cruise back to Olympia
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The forward berth. This is where we spent the night. The door to the head is to the left and the closet to the right.

The forward berth. This is where we spent the night. The door to the head is to the left and the closet to the right.
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Looking toward the cockpit from the forward part of the cabin. The aft berth is under the cockpit.

Looking toward the cockpit from the forward part of the cabin. The aft berth is under the cockpit.
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A shot of us taken by Al.

A shot of us taken by Al.
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Andrea and Michelle making sandwiches for lunch.

Andrea and Michelle making sandwiches for lunch.
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Ed in the galley.

Ed in the galley.