Jim and Jan Carrell picked Mary and Nick up on June 11th at the Fairhaven Inn, near
We cruised up the remnants of the Straits of Juan de Fuca, enjoying a stunning vista of
Nick, while on cigar duty, met Chief Johnny Ruiz, head cook. Like many professional cooks, he is a chain smoker. He has lived in southern
During a walk this morning, Nick met another new buddy, Marshall, on deck with his wife and four kids. His Dad is still asleep.
An annoyingly efficient sound system carries all sorts of announcements, including into our berth. We just got the morning “Car Deck” call. Three times a day, passengers can return to their vehicles for fifteen minutes. There are many dogs on this journey and they are not allowed out of the vehicles. Given that some will be on board for almost three days, the owners are allowed to go down and care for pooch. The imagination creates all kinds of bad scenarios regarding what pooch has done in the truck overnight.
Nick had a nice exercise walk and a few calisthenics on an outer deck. Mary is doing the same at this moment, and then we will go for breakfast. The weather is deteriorating.