November 1, 2008
It was our first time to take the boat out on the water. We launched the boat in Everett, WA at the Langus Riverfront Park on the the Snohomish River which eventually meets up with the Puget Sound. It went very smoothly. Sallad, Grace, Bri, Mom J and Andrew C. were going out with us for the afternoon so we all climbed into the boat. The Mr. then attempted to start the boat, but nothing happened- we had forgotten how! After a couple of tries, I ran and got the boat manual out of the truck, which quickly solved the problem. Phew! It was all pretty funny if you ask me.
We then set out on the water, heading towards Poulsbo, dropping a crab pot along the way. We set a marker on the GPS so we would know how to find it on the way back. The voyage to Poulsbo was so much fun. The view was magnificent as the weather was calm and the trees were showing off their autumn colors. The canvas kept us nice and dry and Bri had a long nap all snuggled down in a nest on the cabin floor.
When we arrived at Poulsbo about 1 1/2 hours later, we docked the boat and visited the local bakery, coffee shop and antique shop before sitting down to an Italian dinner. It was so relaxing!
On the way home we got caught up in a little bit of a storm, which was quite interesting for our maiden voyage! Bri managed to sleep once again for almost the whole trip, and thankfully the canvas kept us all nice and dry. Except for Sallad, who accidentally got quite wet pulling his crab pot out of the water. The GPS turned out to be really accurate (we have had a few crab pot finding problems in the past) and even in the storm The Mr. and Sallad were able to get the pot into the boat.
Well, it was a pretty eventful first voyage, but very enjoyable! Thanks Sallad, Grace, Bri, Mom J and Andrew for sharing the day with us!