The Summer has passed all too quickly, and Moontide and her crew are winding down from efforts to take all the folks sailing to whom we’d given “rain checks” while rebuilding the boat.
Gabrielle takes driving the boat very seriously. Bundled up, but having fun, she says!?!
From an ‘armada’ cruise, sailing with the Nelson/Winkler clan joined us with their ‘mothership’ Toketee down on Sand Island on the Columbia, Moontide and her crew finally had some time on the water.
Including some fun daysails: Sharon Sparks, Noreen Grossnickle, and Michael Dowding with the “Dowding Orphans” reunion in August anchored on the Willamette River.
The Royaliste crew, (Shuhe Hawkins, Kate Larsen, & Mark Heimann shown here) took a day off from Pirating to just enjoy a sail on Moontide.
Too soon we will be wrapping Moony up for the Winter. Last year Oregon had no Winter weather. Who knows what the El Nino will bring us? We'll keep you posted.
Michael & Gabrielle Dowding
We are the owners and restorers of the SV Moontide. This is our life. These are our adventures!
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