Tales of Blue Aweigh travel blog

Part of Port Angeles from the ridge above as we enjoyed our...

Cool looking tree but don't know what it is.

Downtown area

Marina entrance

Jim and Don

Flo played a few songs on the accordian

Some of the other entertainers

Our 31.5 mil 'budget' megayacht neighbor

The Juan de Fuca Strait which separates Canada and Washington is a long body of water which protects the waters here from the swell of the greater Pacific ocean. So we now deal with wind and wind waves/chop. For you landlubbers, that means passages in these more protected waters are much more pleasant than runs up the west coast. Finally.

Port Angeles is a busy port with ferry service to Vancouver, B.C., yacht building and logging. Our stay here has been quite nice. Downtown is a busy little district with a good size quilt store (this must be a nice town!). We had one of the best Italian dinners we can remember in a long time.

Westport mega yachts are built here in Port Angeles. Thought you might enjoy looking at our neighbor pulling out, "Evviva". This yacht on the internet is touted as a 164' "budget" megayacht originally owned by the founder of Bayliner yachts.

Best part about Port Angeles? Our friends Jim and Don of s/v Dreamweaver have relocated to this area. We met Jim and Don in Ventura, they were our 'E' dock neighbors. Well, truthfully, Jim is a retired So Cal Gas Co. guy that turned off the gas at one of our rentals years before due to a tenant call at one of our rentals. Though the situation was less than pleasant he struck us as a good guy, and yes, we still think he is a good guy even after all his harassment! We were lucky enough to see their acreage (which I neglected to take a picture of) in the hills of Port Angeles with the foundation poured and plans laid. By end of February they are promised a completed house. The setting is really stunning. In the meantime they live in their motorhome in Sequim (prounounced SKWM) with some really nice traveling/RV folks. They were kind enough to pick us up on Halloween, out to lunch and invited us to a potluck with friends at their RV park. After much food,laughs and entertainment from Flo, we said our goodbyes. We anticipate seeing their completed spread before we head down the coast next year. It was a treat to spend the day with them and really nice to see how happy they are here.

Today we move on to Port Townsend. It is about 30 miles from here. We are told it is the equivalent of Ojai on the ocean or as the fuel dock guy says, we will like it if we like hippies. Guess we will see about that.

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