Monday, November 8, 2010

Our Header Photo

In response to a couple of questions about the header photo (the picture of the boat that tops the blog), it was taken on the windward side of the guest dock at Coupeville, Washington, located on the southern shore of Penn Cove. A delightful town on the east side of Whidbey Island, Coupeville features much of what the yacht traveler is looking for. I enjoyed a night there and met a friend who had restored his boat from scratch (Hello Dennis!). I can recommend the Marionberry breakfast pastry (my wife, son and I split it!) at the bakery/restaurant at the end of the street (turn left off the dock, stay left and walk to the end of the street; it's on your left) and the gourmet hot dogs at the streetside stand (at the end of the pier nearest the street; get the saurkraut if so inclined). The gas dock is run by the harbormaster, a woman who is also the owner of the variety store in the marina building on the jetty. Mooring here is a dollar per foot and there are excellent shower and restroom facilities for which you should request a night key. There is no power or water, but the dock is in good repair, and there are often Orca in Penn Cove.

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San Quentin Prison

San Quentin Prison
One of the more 'captivating' sites along the Corte Madera channel . Rowers from Corte Madera are practicing in the foreground.