Longbranch, WA, April 26-27, 2008.
The IBoatNW crew came to Longbranch for the local Sail and Power Squadron
safety inspections. A knowledgeable fellow completed a safety inspection of my
boat, and it passed with flying colors. The inspector checked to see
that the boat had three flares, two fire extinguishers, a first aid kit,
and stickers all over.
After completing the inspection, we proceeded to the good stuff. The
weekend was full of good company, good food, and good beer from
Full Throttle Bottles
in Georgetown - which fueled many good stories into the cold night.
The captain on the flybridge
No Name at guest moorage.
Rainy and Mary did some kayak exploration for relaxation and much
amusement! Thanks, Garry and Loraine, for sharing such fun!
The history of Longbranch. This text is very similar to what appears
in Jo Bailey's
Gunkholing in the Sound Puget Sound book.
The location of Longbranch Wharf.
The view of Mt Rainier and the wharf.
Trees along Longbranch Wharf KP road.
The stories that this house could tell....
This looks like a great motorcycle road too.
More silent houses.
At last, it was time for the potluck dinner. I brought my trademark ribs prepared with a secret recipe,
Sweet Baby Ray's.
Demonstrating the tenacity of life.
Demonstrating the small, but beautiful, things in life.
Admiring the sunset from a bird's point of view.
The IBoatNW crew
The view of Mt Rainier from the Longbranch Wharf
The Cooks' dog, Cooper
Starfish hunting with Mila and Luke
This bucket contained crabs, snails, lots of jellyfish, starfish,
seaweed, and anything that a few 5-year-olds could fish out of the water
with a net. Tons of fun!
The view of Longbranch as we leave.