Following the Skills Camp, we attended the Palooza Crooza. We had not idea what to expect. We used the lid of our pizza box to take notes at the captains meeting. This proved very helpful as the week went on. It provided tidal information and destination details critical for our survival.
The Jet Boil cranked the boiling water with aplomb. However, the real chefs of this cruise cooked real food, not the processed food we brought. Next time, I’m going to step up my cooking game significantly. It was a lot of fun to sail with all the other wooden boats. Two Scamps and a Belhaven 19 in hot pursuit.
Never seen so many oysters in my life. Notice the crab, I should have cooked this up for dinner. These guys know wooden boats. There all gorgeous boats, meticulously maintained. I loved the Great Pelican. Tons of room and a real salty look. Peppered jerky made a great snack. I’m dawning my wool sweater, trying to look as salty as an Idaho boys knows how to look. The overnight spots were beautiful.
Many thanks to those who put on this great little cruise. This was our first sailing trip to the Puget Sound. We never would have attempted this without the support of the organized group. We enjoyed great conversation with all the other sailors and learned a lot just observing how they rig and roll for such an adventure. I hope to return next year with another one of my children.