Denise Nichols reports fourteen Nordic Tugs participated in this year’s mini-Vous held September 9-11 at Swantown Marina in Olympia. The weekend began with a Thursday night potluck where PANNTOA members got a chance to meet one another and indulge in great food. Throughout the Voux, folks chatted about everything from their favorite anchorages to tips and product recommendations for maintenance. Several folk gathered for an impromptu “Furuno Support group,” swapping tales of trials and tribulations.
Friday morning started with a gentle four mile walk around Capital Lake with stops for coffee at the local coffee roaster, Dancing Goats (coffee shop not petting zoo) and a visit to the Olympia Farmers Market.
Highlighting Friday afternoon was a Croquet Tournament that at times, got very competitive. Everyone drew for partners which resulted in fun, laughter and cheering. Seven teams competed for the top prize of wine and chocolate. But in the end, 1st place went to Carter Barns and Carol White. Mike Young and Barb Hartley came in a close second.
A barbecue Friday evening and a continental breakfast Saturday wrapped up the weekend festivities. Good boating stories were shared and lasting friendships made with the hopes of seeing each other on the waters soon. PANNTOA hopes to offer more mini-Vous’ in the future and would welcome volunteers to host these type of gatherings.
Check out the related forum post https://panntoa.com/forums/topic/olympia-mini-vous/ for more photos!