Trawlerfest

Saturday morning we fired up the car early for a road trip to Anacortes. It is time for Passagemaker Magazine’s Trawlerfest. We drove to Port Townsend, hopped on a ferry and drove up Whidbey Island. It was a nice drive and the first time we have passed this way.RKL_9388

Here’s Kim grimacing ’cause I insisted on taking her photo when we stopped at Deception Pass. She doesn’t like me pointing a camera in her direction. I know it looks like a smile, but it’s really not. She’s just had a lot of practice over the years. And speaking of years, Saturday was our 34th anniversary! That’s a lot of practice.

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I lived in Anacortes a long long time ago. My dad was the only veterinarian in town in the late 50’s – early 60’s. We lived in the house part on the left. The clinic was the smaller part on the right.

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We walked the docks, climbed around on some boats, and talked to a few folks. That’s about it. By then it was time for a late lunch. If we had planned a bit better, we could have attended a seminar or two. Maybe next year. Here’s a few photos from the show.

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I could get used to the view from the flybridge of this Nordhavn 47. A very nice boat.

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Kim wants a Fleming 55′, I want a Nordhavn 55′. I told her I would relent and she could have a Fleming, but we would have to get a 65′ instead. It’s all academic though unless we win the lottery or discover a long lost rich relative. I’m adopted. It could happen.

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We also spent some time talking with our favorite yacht broker, Matt Maynard, owner of Irwin Yacht Sales in Seattle. He had a nice 48′ Navigator at the show. Kinda surprised me to hear someone yell my name. I didn’t expect bill collectors at the show and we don’t really know anyone there.

After lunch we popped back down to the ferry and back to Port Townsend. Then back home. A nice day. It’s great living in the Northwest again.