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Opening Day boat parade a windy sail

 

ANOTHER BOATING SEASON GETS UNDERWAY – The Swinomish Yacht Club continued its decades long tradition of parading down the Swinomish Channel on the first day of the new boating season Saturday afternoon, May 7. Just like the old days, only interrupted by two years of the coronavirus pandemic. – Photo by Ken Stern

It did not rain on the Swinomish Yacht Club’s boat parade Saturday afternoon.

But it sure was windy.

Fortunately, the dozen or so vessels comprising the opening day flotilla on Swinomish Channel were ready for a wild and woolly ride.

The event’s theme, “Jungle Cruise,” showed on several levels. Entries sported décor reflecting the popular 2021 Disney retro action-adventure film of the same name.

The handfuls of spectators on both sides of the channel braved chilly gusts to view various sized craft with props depicting safari wildlife. Crowd favorites included one pet dog...



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