Looking out my window as I write this, the rain is pelting on the deck, the fire’s going and football is on. That’s certainly a sign that fall is here and winter is just around the corner. But it reminds me that this time of year is when our clubhouse really comes to life with all the various parties and events of the upcoming season.
In just a few days, November will kick off with PTYC’s annual Crab Feast on Nov. 9th and Scott, from New Day Fisheries, promises that this year’s crab will be some of the best. Hope you’ve bought your ticket and we look forward to seeing you there.
At our November 12th meeting, members will vote to approve the 2020 Slate of Officers and Board Members.
For over 30 years, Christina and I, no matter where we were in the country, made the trek to Port Townsend for the Wooden Boat Festival. This has always been a celebration for us. A celebration not only of wooden boats and the maritime community, but also a celebration of an amazing summer, wherever we’d spent it. This year was no different. With a great turnout for the festival, incredible boats and catching up with longtime friends, it’s also bittersweet because I’ve always gauged the festival as the end of summer and the beginning of a long, wet winter.
All the cruises this year have been well-attended with enthusiastic participants. One thing that struck me with both the Pleasant Harbor Cruise and the South Sound Cruise, was the participation of new members and these new folks learning and talking with our more seasoned members. For me, this is what the club is all about. Continue reading