Thursday, May 26, 2011

Day 14 - Anacortes WA - Monday, May 23, 2011

On anything new, some things have to be tweaked -- like turning the refrigerator to a warmer temperature, so the eggs do not freeze.  Frozen eggs take a bit longer to cook, but sure are pretty.  

Early this morning we welcome David McKibben, USCG Licensed Captain, and Vessel Safety Examiner for the USCG Auxiliary.  He gives us a vessel check and makes sure we know how to be safe on the boat -- both on the water and off.  He gives some examples of just how quickly a person would become incapacitated in these 50 degree waters and not be able to help himself or call for help after a short time.  

It is a good review, and we appreciate David's knowledge and thoroughness with the inspection.  

He is shown below writing up his report, of which we get a copy.  Yea!  We passed!

After the official business:

Just so happens, David is partners with friends Pat and Patty Anderson in Snoqualmie Brewery and Taproom near here, and we take some time to visit and catch up on the news.  

Last year David took us on his 25 ft. C-Dory around the San Juan Islands and showed us great places to cruise and stay the night.  

It is great to see him again, and we plan to visit the Taproom for lunch very soon.

Willie of Willie's Tug,
    and Walldog, Willie and Jake

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