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I have learned one thing during our sojourn here in the Pacific Northwest: To always take full advantage of good weather, Or, as the old saying goes – “Make hay while the sun shines”. Anyway, that is my excuse for neglecting my correspondence, my blog, the web site, all internet forums and our video series. Who knew that Northwest Washington would actually have a summer (Of sorts) this year?

I am being a bit facetious, of course, but only a little. In truth, we have been enjoying several weeks of pretty good weather here. Still, there is no denying that the cold rains for which this area is famous are sure to return. Meanwhile, I am making an effort to catch up some (The sun is shining but the temperature is in the fifties). I have posted three more videos in the “Across the Pacific” series this week and hope to find time to do a few more soon. We also have new video from our recent sailing adventures in the North Puget Sound area and the San Juan Islands plus another series we are working on. Progress will depend on how quickly the weather deteriorates. Soon enough I will be cabin bound and have plenty of time for the computer while Laura is at work.

Speaking of the lovely and talented Laura; she has been working very hard and has accumulated quite a lot of comp time so we are planning some off-season cruising after the summer crowds have dissipated. Next summer we expect to be on our way again. First, North to Alaska then South back into the zone of endless summer d;^)

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Comment by LOLA on August 27, 2009 at 6:52pm
Orvil, thanks for these videos....I am learning a lot

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