My husband and I live in Seattle
with our two kids
. I spent a lot of time on boats as a kid growing up on the Columbia
(I have relatives in their seventies who still race
every weekend - I hope we're that active later!), and my husband had a sailboat growing up in the San Juan Islands
, but we both haven't sailed in years. A few months ago I got the idea in my head
to get a sailboat, and so we joined our local sailing club and took our Keelboat 101 class.
Then, way ahead of schedule, last weekend we stumbled upon a 1990 Hunter
30T in beautiful shape that almost perfectly met our needs, and we bought her. We're looking forward to many years spent cruising the Puget Sound
, and hopefully someday get up to Desolation Sound and some other northerly destinations. If the passion holds, we'll likely move up to a bluewater boat once the kids
are older, and try our hand at some longer distances. Hubby wants to try Hawaii
someday, which is great for me - I could always use another ukulele!
For now, we'll spend the summer learning
our boat, working on our sailing skills, teaching the kids the basics, and spending as much time on the water
as we can. We're looking forward to meeting local sailors, watching the 4th of July fireworks from Lake Union, and getting a few overnight trips in. Nice to meet you all!