Repainting our chain markings

Our anchor rode is 300 feet of chain. 50 feet of three strand line and a chain splice connects the end of the chain to the boat. Every few years we need to refresh the length markings on the anchor chain. It’s easy, the markings are just spray paint.

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Poulsbo’s Third of July Fireworks

The yellow arrows are the three Poulsbo marinas. Leftmost is the city marina. The Poulsbo Yacht Club is in the middle, and Liberty Bay Marina is to the right. The purple arrow is the fireworks barge. We are the blank spot in the center.

Everything else is boats here for the show. Big boats, little boats, rafts of boats, lots of boats.

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The Third of July in Poulsbo

Lots of boats are here now. This is about 10:00 am. That’s us. The arrow. Well where there arrow points.

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Poulsbo Today

I know. The boat lives here in Poulsbo anyway. So why do we anchor out half a mile from our marina for the Third of July fireworks? It’s fun. It’s fun being a part of the mass of boats swaying with the breeze. Much better than tied to the dock.

This is Monday morning. We arrived from Gig Harbor about 9:00. Not many boats here yet …

Easy Do Ahead Tarragon Chicken in Phyllo

For those of you who have been waiting breathlessly for the recipe Rusty referred to in the Third of July post, this is it!   I have to credit my mother for it, she was a phenomenal cook, and I’m sorry to say I inherited none of that.   But this recipe is so easy, even I can prepare it.


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Closing the Loop on a Few Recent Posts

Now that we are all caught up with what has been going on, I want to close the loop on a few recent posts …

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We installed trim tabs on our dinghy earlier this year. Since then, we’ve used it for short trips and a few longer cruises. Do I think it is an improvement? I don’t know. It is a nice stable ride and it planes easily. But, the trim tabs sort of turn a sporty car into a station wagon. And it is slower. We lose about 4 knots of speed. And I like speed in a dinghy.

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Poulsbo for the Third of July

I know, I know. Once again this is just a little late. But it is the last post before I am all caught up.

My brother Jim, and his wife Annie, live in Austin, Texas. We convinced them to temporarily abandon the wonderful summer weather in Texas and come visit the rainy northwest for the Fourth of July weekend. The plan was to take them to Blake Island on the second, and then on to Poulsbo for the Third of July festivities. And that is just what we did.

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