Monday, August 23, 2010

Days 43 and 44 - Seattle WA - Tuesday and Wednesday, August 10 and 11, 2010

The long awaited Exclusive Preview of the Seattle Boat Show at Shilshole Bay Marina is Wednesday and we are heading out early in the day for a leisurely tour of the countryside toward Seattle.

We stop at a flea market which has beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables, ice cream, and seafood -- big ole Dungeness crabs.  A sign catches my eye, "No Hands in Crab Tank, Please."


As we get closer to Seattle, we see bumper to bumper traffic heading out of town and it is only about 3 PM.  We are glad we are going inbound.

We are invited to the Preview by our friends at the Ranger Tug factory in Kent WA, who have provided wine and a salmon barbecue under 'the big tent.'

Jimmy Buffet type and other good music is played by Tropical Rock musician Dave Calhoun.

John Livingston of Ranger Tug gives Herb a good preview of the 27, and we also spend a bit of time looking at other Tugs.  They are all fantastic and ready to go.  

We share dinner with Nita and Bob Ostlund Sunny and Fernie Martinez.  

They tell us of their plans to caravan in their 29s (Nelly Too and Blessings) to Desolation Bay in a few days, and we promise to meet them at Cap Sante Marina to see them off.

Willie of Walldog, Willie and Jake

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