For weeks we have been looking forward to getting back to our boat. Holidays with family in the midwest and Canada and then being on the road driving truck kept us away for the most part of October through December. January may be cold and rainy in Tacoma but we are cozy and warm on our boat.
We had our first company Saturday. Longtime friends that are our biggest champions came for the weekend. It was such fun to finally share our dream with them. We walked the docks, had lunch and since there was very little wind so we motored around Commencement Bay and the Rosco Lemon, a bulk cargo ship was anchored just outside our Marina so we made a circle around her. We saw an eagle, a few seals and tons of sea lions.
We love watching all the activity going on in our bay. We downloaded an app on our phone called Marine Traffic that shows us all the ships in a particular area and so we watch and can identify every working vessel we see. It gives us all the details right down to it’s size and kind and where it’s been and where it’s destined.
Rain is forecast for tomorrow but the rest of the week looks quite good. We hope to cross over to Gig Harbor for a night. We’ll see if time allows. We drove over today to scope out the area and found a great little public dock with plenty of room right now. It’s free and that’s a pretty great price!