Adventuress: A weekend Bike Tour to Port Townsend w/ Sound Experience

17 Jan


What a weekend. Biking through rain, snow, hail, slush and sunshine, we made our way out to and back from Port Townsend with smiles on our faces.  Sharing stories, sea shanties, and a bit of ourselves, we worked shoulder to shoulder with new friends and became part of the schooner’s inspiring living history.
Cheers to the Adventuress,


Early morning ferry ride:

Quick stop in Port Gamble for a bit of nostalgia and a couple cups o’ jo:

Arrival at the boat!

Collective strength!

Scraping spars:

Refinishing the deckhouse exterior with our new buddy, Matt:


5 Responses to “Adventuress: A weekend Bike Tour to Port Townsend w/ Sound Experience”

  1. dad January 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    looks like the bad weather stopped to do the work. glad you had a great time and made it back safe.

  2. Megan January 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    love the pic of the chapel!! what great memories — feels like yesterday!!! love you guys 🙂

  3. Zachary Simonson Bond January 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    This is fantastic! Thank you so much for posting. My name is Zach and I work for Adventuress & Sound Experience. I’m curious how you found out about the work weekend and where you were coming from?

    Also, would it be ok if I used one one of your photos in our February e-newsletter? I’d be happy to give you credit and provide the link to this page.

    Thanks again for the post. 🙂

    Zach Simonson-Bond
    Development & Communications Coordinator

    • wherethebikepathends January 17, 2012 at 8:31 pm #


      Thanks for writing and glad you liked our post. We had an absolute blast this weekend. Working with Sarah, Joshua and all the other volunteers gave us such a wonderful appreciation for the Adventuress and the SE organization. We’re certainly going to be returning again for future work parties, sails, and just plain fun.

      I found out about SE a few months ago when the boat was docked at the Elliot Bay Marina in Seattle. You were hosting a “thank you” sail for donors and the company I work for, Full Circle, was extended an invitation for our produce donations. The owner, Andrew Stout and myself (not an owner) came out for the afternoon on a picturesque Seattle fall day; windy, wet and cold. We all pitched in hauling the sparrs and the girls volunteering that day were kind, good spirited and prepared some tasty snacks. I had a great day being on the boat and talked highly about the org with my wife and we decided to bike out to Port Townsend for the next opportunity to get involved. Although we were a little nervous about the luminous cold weather that pasted by this weekend, we decided to hop on our bikes anyway and we hit the road early Saturday morning taking the Edmonds / Kingston ferry.

      Anyway, in a relatively long and excited answer to your question, yes, yes, please use our photos for for the February newsletter and include some reference to our ‘Where the Bike Path Ends’ blog. We started this blog over the summer for our 4+ month/5,000 mile honeymoon bicycle trip around the USA. I was quite the adventure. But please let us know what you decide to offer; a credit or even a membership. Either way, we’ll be on-board the boat again soon. Perhaps for next month’s volunteer weekend 😉

      Kind regards,

      Erin and Dave

    • wherethebikepathends February 26, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

      Zach, Haven’t heard from ya and just wanted to make sure you received my message last time. I hope you are well and winter is passing you by. Look forward to hearing from you.

      Kind regards,

      D & E

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