Ahoy There Matey!

As I mentioned, we had visitors last week. Rick’s sister Becky and her husband Daryl were here and we enjoyed visiting with them and seeing some of the beautiful sights within an hour or two of our ranch.

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One of my favorites was a ferry ride to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.

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There are a LOT of islands in the Island chain, but San Juan island is the largest – and only about 10 miles from British Columbia, Canada at the closest point.

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The islands are so beautiful and riding the ferry – as long as the weather is nice – is a great way to travel. When we arrived in Friday Harbor we saw boats. Lots and lots of boats.

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Before we go any further here, I must confess what little I know about boats I learned watching Gilligan’s Island on TV. Remember Gilligan, the Skipper, the Professor and Mary Anne? Stranded on an island after their “three-hour tour” went awry? If you are too young to remember that it is your loss – the show was a classic! Anyway, I know nothing about boats, but we did see lots of them.

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Little boats.

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Sail boats.

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Boats towing other boats

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If it floats, they probably have one around the island somewhere.

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It was fun to walk along the dock and admire the boats – or maybe they are yachts? What is the difference in a boat and a yacht anyway?  I was amazed at the prices though!

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If I’m reading the price correctly that is over 3 MILLION dollars. For a boat. It doesn’t even have a front yard – or a backyard either actually.  And that isn’t even the most expensive one we saw. This lovely boat – or maybe it is a ship? – was even more.

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Almost Seven Million dollars! For a boat. Does that come with a laundry room do you think? I really believe if you pay $7 million dollars for an abode of any kind – floating or not – you should get a laundry room; preferably one with someone who does the laundry for you. And imagine the expense of running (or sailing or whatever it does) this boat / ship / yacht! I couldn’t even afford to buy the gas or diesel or whatever kind of fuel it takes. 3000 gallons to fill it up – oh my.

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I think I will stick to riding the ferry and enjoying the sights and being a landlubber.

2 comments on “Ahoy There Matey!

  1. Maybelline says:

    So you won’t be sailing the “Minnow” any time soon?

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