Sunday, March 30, 2008

USCG charter yacht Captain for hire,

"The Ringleader" Shakedown Cruise

Echo Bay

August 30, & 31, 2007

Echo Bay has 2 marinas "The Ringleader" Moored at Carol and Jerry's Marina called The Windsong Sea Village. It is across the small bay from The Echo Bay Marina, that was going through a change of ownership and management at that time.
it also had a fuel dock and store, although the store was open the fuel dock was not.
Less than a mile south of the store on the entrance point was a museum, run by a local fisherman Bill Proctor that had filled up a small cabin with things he has collected from the sea ,woods and Islands, that you can visit. Bill accepts donations ($), and has stories to tell, and T-Shirts , books and Art pieces to sell that you can buy as treasures, gifts, or mementos.
Back at the marina we are invited to dinner on the dock, potluck, by Carol, with other marina guest.


















Friday, March 28, 2008

USCG charter yacht Captain for hire,

"The Ringleader" Shakedown Cruise
Kawatsi Cove to Echo Bay

August 30, 2007

Running low on certain provisions it is decided to go to the nearest store, which is in Echo Bay just south from Pierre's Marina a mile or so. Which makes it about 14 miles from Kwatsi Cove, about a 2 hour run.
















Thursday, March 27, 2008

USCG charter yacht Captain for hire,

"The Ringleader" Shakedown Cruise
Bow photos from Wahakana Bay to Kwatsi

August 27, 2007

It takes about an hour to raise anchor and transit the 5 knotical miles to Kwatsi Bay marina, where "The Ringleader" secures moorage for a couple of days where Capt. Terry can change the gen set oil and filters, the owner can read, and they both can go exploring and fishing in the launch











Monday, March 24, 2008

USCG charter yacht Captain for hire,

The Ringleader" Shakedown Cruise
From Pierre,s Cove to Wakkanna anchorage

August 26, 2007

At the "Pig Roast" "The Ringleader"'s owner hears of a nice marina above the NE side of Gilford Island
just a little more than 12 knots miles from Pierre's Cove marina. When arrived at Kwatsi Bay it is full, so
reservations are made for the following day, and "The Ringleader" motors across Tribune channel, around clam point, and back into Wakkanna Bay and anchored in 70' of water with 280' of anchor rode out.