The 2008 ‘cruising’ season officially started for us this past Valentine’s Day weekend as we joined 16 other San Juan Island Yacht Club boats on its “Freeze” cruise to Deer Harbor on Orcas Island.  It rained our 1st day/night out and then the weather turned to spring with daytime highs in the low 50’s and the sun warmed us as well.  The 3 pictures, enclosed, were taken at Deer Harbor and the 1st is of us on the bow of AirWaves; the 2nd is Maria christening AirWaves (which, though she is now 2-years old has not been done) by striking a bottle of champagne over her while 45+ people watched in the celebration;  the 3rd was taken this morning just after sunrise and shows a magnificent bluff with San Juan Island off beyond San Juan channel.


We plan to return to Friday Harbor tomorrow and the day promises to be a repeat of today with east winds of 10-knots so we’ll be able to sail home.


Fair seas to all…


Bill & Maria Wertz


P.O. Box 838

204 Front Street E-38

Friday Harbor WA 98250