Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Beetle Has Landed

Crossing Puget Sound Friday evening, Sept. 11. The odyssey is over.

The Edmonds/Kingston ferry

Hauling out at Lake Wenatchee, WA

Lake Wenatchee sits just north of Hwy 2 in the Washington Cascades. The lake's known for its high winds but Friday there was just enough to ghost along or practice with the sculling oar. It was the last sail of the trip. Notice the boat is in one piece.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Grand Coulee, WA

Thurs, Sept. 10.........I sailed this morning on Park Lake, one of the lakes of the Grand Coulee in Washington state. It's at the base of Dry Falls - at one time the largest waterfall in the world. 3 1/2 miles wide, 400' high.

You can just make out James Bond in the shadows.

This is the interior of Power Station #3 at the dam. Beneath each of the circular blue covers is a generator. Grand Coulee is the largest producer of electricity in the US.

Spillway of the Grand Coulee Dam

I took the tour Thurs afternoon after leaving Park Lake. The scale of the photo is misleading. Each of the vertical slots in the spillway could accommodate the Beetle or my Ford Rangerette. They're eight feet wide.

Lake Pend Oreille, ID

Tuesday, Sept 8.............Overnighted at Farragut State Park on Lake Pend Oreille, south of Sandpoint, ID. The park is located on the site of the former WWII Farraugt Naval Training Station. Pend Oreille is one of the deepest lakes in the US - about 1100'.