There has been extensive planning, lots of talk, and lots of PTYC boats being prepped for sea. Cruise captains have volunteered from among the ranks and have been planning their respective cruises. Members have been signing up at the monthly meetings and have begun planning their routes. REMEMBER, things are coming together for another great season of boating . Alright then let’s go cruising!
THERE IS ONLY ONE MORE MONTHLY MEETING BEFORE WE GO DARK FOR THE SUMMER, SO PLAN TO ATTEND THE JUNE MEETING IF YOU WANT TO SIGN UP FOR A CRUISE. ALTERNATIVELY, CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE CRUISE CAPTAIN LISTED IN THIS BAGGYWRINKLE FOR THE CRUISE(S) OF YOUR CHOOSING.
Sometimes we PTYCers refer to ourselves as, “An eating club that likes to go boating”. But now it is time to turn that around and become, “A boating club that likes to eat”. That is one of the main reasons for joining a great club like ours; we do go boating – a lot! From March to December, our 2015 calendar is loaded with cruises.
New this year, thanks to the planning of Cruise Captains Dale and Susie Moses, we are going to cruise, “ ‘Round Whidbey Island”, (June 10-17) with stops in the ports of Langley, Oak Harbor, La Conner and Anacortes. These are ports that are seldom mentioned when we think of summer cruising, but are must see stops for cruisers of the Northern Puget Sound waters.
THIS YEAR, SOME OF OUR CRUISE CAPTAINS WILL BE TRYING OUT THE IDEA OF ONLINE SIGN-UPS. THIS IS A METHOD THAT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOYED BY OTHER CLUBS IN THE AREA. IF YOU FIND THAT TO BE A CONVENIENT WAY TO GO, PLEASE LET US HEAR FROM YOU.
As has been the tradition for over 30years, we will again be having the PTYC Fourth of July Cruise to Reid Harbor on Stuart Island in the San Juans ( July 2-5). If you are attending, you will want to be ready to decorate your boat, your dinghy (for the parade on the 4th) and yourselves. Prizes are awarded for best decorations and costumes.
After the Fourth of July, some folks will head north while others will head for home or points south.
The remainder of July and into August brings more cruising, this time to Port Ludlow and Pleasant Harbor, with “Cheeseburgers in Paradise” at Kala Point’s beach “sandwiched” in between. After Pleasant Harbor some boats will work their way southward, down the Hood Canal to beautiful Alderbrook Resort Marina.
These are a few of our upcoming summer cruises. Looks like fun doesn’t it? Get signed up for one or all of these and consider one or all of the 2 the cruises to the South Sound and Poulsbo or the “Bonfire at Port Hadlock Marina scheduled for the month of September.
And please, please do yourself a favor and give some serious thought to signing up for the annual (weather permitting) Bell Harbor Holiday Cruise.
See you on the water!
May the frost never afflict your spuds.” Gerry Walsh, Commodore