After seemingly weeks of rain, New Year's Eve was cold, cloudy and windy, clear enough to see Mt. Ranier and Baker. Kathleen and I had a late bumpy start, and a cold downwind sail to Blakely Harbor. Note the downwind white caps, no one else sailing, and spray on the Blakely Rocks. Red Hot, Shez & Michelle's long lean C&C 39 was anchored, with Andy's Oday 322 s/v Imagine, with his mom Geni and daughter Aloe aboard. Linda and Keith on the Catalina 30 s/v Wicked anchored too, and by dinnertime, Alan and Michelle tied up their Pacific Seacraft 31PH, s/v Corps of Discovery. We had a fine potluck dinner on Simplicity, and most everyone stayed up for the fireworks. We could see the fireworks at the Seattle Space Needle this year! Yea! It's really just a joke, they are about the size of an extended thumbnail, but a good excuse for a winter trip.
We hosted the breakfast potluck, missed Steve's traditional gallimaufry, but there was plenty of good food as usual. The sail home was upwind, reefed, and with the apparent wind speed 19 to 24 kts. very cold. I tried to get a few shots of the other boats sailing, even Red Hot way South. Another great PSCC trip - Thanks all! (Click on a image below for a larger image "slide show" - arrow keys work well.)