I've heard great things about the Pacific North West. I have never made up there. My wife, a mate from Texas Maritime, loves the area. I plan on doing the Alaska run before I retire from the maritime industry. A class mate from Maine Maritime lives in Port Townsend and is very involved in the sail training industry. If you ever run across Chris Kluck you're in good hands... Glad to hear things are well.
Dig all the photos up. It’s great for others as it brings up a lot of memories.
I moved back to the East Coast from Seattle in '98. I still get out there from time to time and miss it. There is so much to do out there and the boating is great. I live in northern Virginia now (Waterford) and love it, though it’s about an hour away from Chesapeake Bay.