It’s been too long

…since we last took ‘Imi Loa out of the marina. After working so hard on the headliner project for the past couple weeks we finally got the boat put back together and spent a really fun weekend away. Saturday we motored to one of the local docks for a Thanksgiving cruise with the Sauvie Island Yacht Club, a local yacht club that we are joining. We had a really fantastic time, the club’s main focus is cruising (near and far) so we had lots to talk about. The members are really friendly and willing to share their experiences with us newbies. It was a real treat to talk to people who have actually “been there, done that”. Getting to go aboard some of the other sailboats was very cool as well.  Saturday afternoon we had a yummy Thanksgiving feast, complete with turkey cooked on the dock. We also had surprisingly good weather.  The forecast was for temps in the low 40s and rain on Saturday with cooler temps and a rain/snow mix with sun breaks for Sunday. What we got was some drizzle Saturday morning but then dry in the afternoon with sun finally breaking out just as it was going down. Sunday we awoke to an absolutely beautiful clear morning with a heavy layer of frost. We had a potluck breakfast aboard one of the boats, and then prepared to head home as the clouds came back in the late morning. On the way home it rained for a bit, then it turned to snow. We were both pretty cold (though mostly dry) by the time we had ‘Imi Loa tied back up in her slip. We definitely need a dodger (and waterproof gloves) for these winter outings!

Some of the club boats at the dock.

The sun breaking through the clouds Saturday afternoon.

A frosty Sunday morning.

The morning air was so still the water was like glass.

Snow in the gray afternoon.

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