San Juan Sailing Trip – August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018

Today we stayed put in Point Hudson and explored the town of Port Townsend. Alix had not been here before so we spent the entire day walking around town. The weather had cooled off, which made it pleasurable to be out and about. Unfortunately the smokey haze lingered. In the morning we could not see across the water to any land, by the afternoon the land was slightly discernible.

The morning started off with breakfast burritos on the boat and then a saunter down to Better Living Through Coffee. An excellent coffee shop to hang out at. It overlooks the water and boat anchorage area. If you are anchored out front you can easily come in by dinghy to the beach or the small dock nearby.

After sauntering in and out of the various shops nearby we had lunch at The Old Whiskey Meal. The burgers there are huge! I was not able to finish mine. 

Our post lunch activity was a trip to the breweries! Port Townsend sports Propolis and Port Townsend breweries. The Port Townsend brewery is a great place. The tasting room is small but fills with locals from the boatyard. Propolis brewery has the most enjoyable atmosphere of any brewery I have been to. Their saisons are fabulous. Alix is not typically a beer drinker but she enjoyed all their drinks. We spent over two hours hanging out at Propolis, chatting with the owner, and playing a memory matching card game about bugs.

Maintenance today was:

  • Clamp off a water hose in the engine compartment that was leaking tons of water.
  • Put new weather stripping on the windows to stop the water coming in.

Tomorrow we are heading to Friday Harbor!

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