|Lady Washington at dock in Washougal, WA with Hawaiian Chieftain astern|
We had our choice of sailing aboard either ship, and although we'd sailed on the Lady before, we chose her again.
|Brig Lady Washington|
We Our trip would take us from Washougal, Washington up the Columbia River, through the Bonneville Dam Locks, under the Bridge of the Gods, and end at Stevenson, Washington. Bruce, Ryan and I met at 6am at Starbucks and drove up the Columbia Gorge to drop off a car, and back to Washougal to board.
You see the gangway beside the ship. That must be hauled in when preparing to get underway.
And we were off, with the Hawaiian Chieftain astern. The Columbia Gorge is a beautiful drive on either the Oregon or the Washington side, but neither compare with sailing up the river.
|Hawaiian Chieftain in the sights of the Lady Washington Stern Chaser|
I've been loading some video and hope to have some raising the sails in the next post,