SanJuanJournal is reporting:
Essay contest: get on the Scenic Byway bus — for free
Is there value in having a bus running daily on San Juan Island in the summertime? If so, where would you go and what would you do?
The answers to those questions could win you a free pass onboard the Scenic Byway Explorer Bus this summer.
Winners of San Juan Island Scenic Byway Partnership’s essay contest will each receive a free summer pass onboard the Explorer Bus, which will run daily, beginning May 17, through Sept. 15. Free passes will be given to the best four essayists, as determined by members of the Partnership.
Contestants can enter by submitting an essay of no more than 250 words to the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, at, email@example.com. Contest deadline is June 3.
The complete SanJuanJournal post is here.
Here’s the 40′ 1968 Monk. We’re tied up to the pier at the Hoquiam Shipyard, REALLY
Sometimes the risk isn’t worth the reward. I’m headed home.
After looking at the boat and it’s ability to make a 850 nm off shore passage I’ve decided I’m not the one to make this journey.
I feel for the owner, as he’s been trying to get this boat south for six months. He’s planning on living aboard and taking it our occasionally.
A few of the issues were: battery charging, leaking genset exhaust, questionable planks, and all those windows.
I only charged him for my out of pocket expenses.