Our first trip in the Nordic Tug (informally named Anita Marie 3, officially named Anita Marie) was as special as the boat itself. We had the Stuart Island Marine Park to ourselves. No campers and no boats in either Reid or Prevost harbors. We've been going there for nearly 20 years and never saw that happen before.
Something happened on the way back from our Labor Day boat trip to Friday Harbor. Fred said something about not wanting to climb around on the boat to get the dingy on the roof and being tired of wrestling with the current so much .... and the next thing I knew we bought a Nordic Tug. Really, it was less than a month, start to finish. (Years in emotional time, though.)
These photos from our Labor Day trip show a lot more than our boat next to the Gypsy Rose owned by our friends (and former C-Dory owners) Martin and Andrea. The Gypsy Rose is a very comfortable Camano Troll trawler. Compare the two boats and you can imagine the difference in comfort and capability between a C-Dory and a real tug/trawler style boat.
So, Andrea and Martin, thanks for planting the seed! And the lovely drinks...