The last day of the Pacific Northwest Grand Banks Owner’s Association’s Grand Banks rendezvous in Roche Harbor is over. Lots of stuff going on today.
The weather has been fantastic, but that looks like it is about to change. Rain is on the horizon for the trip back to Seattle.
Kim went out on her Women on the Water training. Here they are practicing docking. They were using the 42 foot Tyee from Northwest Explorations. She might have something to say about her experience in the near future.
Grand Banks Chairman Heine Askaer-Jensen talks about the latest goings on at Grand Banks.
Bob Smith discussing Lehman diesel engines, the core of most Grand Banks boats.
Roche Harbor’s Executive Chef Bill Shaw gave us a nice cooking demo (including Margaritas). Braised pork was the first on the menu. Then Bill showed us three dishes intended to be easy to prepare on the boat. Street tacos, a cubano sandwich, and Poke salsa salmon tacos. Two of the three dishes used braised pork as the principal ingredient. These dishes, conveniently, were also our lunch.
The dog show featured all the best boat dogs.
And the last event before dinner, the rubber ducky race. The race started out slow and continued that way to the finish. No wind and no current left no clear winner ’til the very end. We did not win.
Dinner was held in the big tent on shore. Everyone was shuttled from one dock to the other very efficiently. These guys remind me of the raft drivers at the Tom Sawyer Island ride at Disneyland.
Dinner was mexican themed and tasty. No photos from the dinner. I left my camera back on the boat. I figured I’d need both hands for eating.
That pretty much wraps it up. We are back on the boat. It’s dark and rain has started to fall. We’ve met some really nice folks. I hope our paths cross again before next year’s rendezvous.