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Old 06-09-2009, 17:14   #16
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Unfortunately, I would still need to go a long way from Seattle to Port Townsend! But the train is a lovely suggestion, and perhaps I will make the trip sometime. Much more scenic than an interstate highway!
If the train stops in Mukilteo, it's probably within walking distance from the train to the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry. That would get you to Whidbey Island and the Island Transit Bus system, and to the Keystone Port Townsend ferry.

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It's within easy walking distance. I ride the Sounder train from Everett to Seattle every day, and a lot of commuter people stop in Mukilteo and take the ferry to Whidbey.
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I've been to two of the festivals and each had beautiful weather so best of luck!
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I've been to two of the festivals and each had beautiful weather so best of luck!
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Yes, last year was wonderful weather. But if the weather is bad, there is plenty to do indoors.
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Just got back. The weather was too hot and sunny for me. I decided to volunteer for twelve hours, thinking I would meet local sailors. But it did not work out that way, since all my volunteer assignments consisted of standing at a gate, alone. Two of the four hour shifts were at the furthest gate from the entrance, the "service entrance." After standing in the sun for four hours straight, I just wanted to get out off the sun. But on Saturday, I decided to "tough it out." I attended a few presentations mainly about cruising in open boats. Which were, of course, out in the open sun. I had a cap with a visor, but it simply was not enough. Next year, I am bringing a hat with a large brim.

But I was able to participate in the chantey circle on both Friday and Saturday nights. And just as I was walking to buy my cat-sitter a t-shirt, I spotted a young man doing some fancy knot work on a marlinspike. He told me where he had purchased the marlin's spike(?). So for $20, I bought two spikes and received a free private lesson in knotwork, and the cordage to complete the knotwork. I chose a simple pattern of half-hitches and Turk's head knots, due to my time constraints.

And my ride decided that they wanted to leave today, just as my volunteer shift was ending. My host said I could stay another day or so, but since I hadn't checked out my return trip bus schedules, I thought I had best go with my ride.

I also bought a "how-to" book commeasurate with my woodworking skill level. It is about building a kayak with cardboard and tape!
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