Easing along the canal in a slight chop on a nice sunny day, I get a photo of the Mayan Queen. Bruce had sent a link to information telling that she was now in Lake Union. At 315 feet, she is the second largest ever to enter the Lake.
Folks are enjoying relaxing in hammocks along the lush green banks of the canal. What a peaceful day, as we cruise along at around 4 - 5 knots.
A yard employee pressure washes the bottom to prepare for the painting.
Now on the hard, she is put up on ‘stilts’ or braces, and Manuel from Selene comes to put on a new coat of bottom paint.
We stay a couple of days for the entire process, and I am delighted to know that the Fred Meyer grocery and department store is just around the corner. It is a great time to provision.
Surprise, surprise. As I head toward the store, I see in the yard a boat with the same name as one of my G-g-daughters, Makayla Marie. I text her a couple of photos, and knowing she is on a Caribbean cruise this summer, I jokingly ask her if this is the cruise ship.
Herb has a chance to visit with the owner of the lovely wooden fishing boat on our starboard, Alsek, from Ketchikan AK, and learns he is heading back to Alaska soon to earn his living for the year.
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Wednesday, May 31, 2017