Friday, September 11, 2015

The Last Hurrah of Summer (Tuggers Vol. 65)

Ted Shann, Tug E Bear 37VT62

This was an article about the recent Harbor Days published in the The Olympian on 9/7/15. Unfortunately Wally 41VT02 was to the left of Thistle Dew 37VT46 and was not in the picture.  We cleared the race course and went to the finish line for Thistle Dew to get set up as the official finish line boat.  Before we reached the finish line we did a "TB" (Tom Blackwood or Tug Boat, if you prefer) maneuver similar to one performed at the 2015 NW rendezvous for the "Hollywood movie premier."  [See the video:]  The reviews were great!  Fun weekend and I think all had a good time.  

Fall is upon us and it looks like this is the last hurrah for Summer.  Fortunately for us we will be doing our yearly Military Appreciation Day Foofaraw in Olympia, Wa. on Friday 9/11/15.  [Foofaraw is defined as  “much ado about nothing”].  It sounds like 43 boats and 350 people will be attending.  Kim and I have done this cruise for over 30 years and seems there is never a problem getting boats signed up.  Kim and I barbecued salmon for the event for 5 years.  About 259 pounds of salmon!  What a job.  I would always kid with her on the way home that night and ask if she would like to go out for salmon for dinner.  Can't print the results of that conversation! 

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