West Coast Tour 2004
One thing that I'm finding out is that I make a lousy
Historian/Photo Journalist. I promise to try harder in
the future. Here are some of the few photos we got
during the West Coast Tour, a passage that ranks right
up with all of the greatest voyages made. We were an
untested crew in a veteran ship that took all of the
adversity that luck and Mother Nature could throw at
us and made it thru it all with smiles on our faces. For
those of you that made this trip, for better or for
worse, you are all special people to me and I will never
forget what true friendship is, for you are all the
epitome of Great Friends....
This was the Take Ownership and Shakedown cruise from Friday
Harbor, WA to Ventura, CA and covered just under 1200 nm in
just about seven days of sailing. We averaged 149 nm per day
with a best day of 241 nm.
7-19-2004 Dale and Paul left Santa Barbara and arrived in
Seattle,WA. From there they took a bus to Anacortes, WA and
finally made their destination of Friday Harbor, on San Juan
Island at 1830 hours. Shannon and Brandon Davies met Dale
and Paul and ferried them out to Moxie in their inflatable.
Slipping the mooring bouy, with Brandon at the helm, Moxie was
motored over to the inside of the Breakwater part of the Marina
and made fast there for the next few days while they readied
Moxie for the Journey south and waited for the crew to arrive.
The West Coast Tour 2004 Friday Harbor to
Friday Harbour to Ventura July 19th- August 1st, 2004