Have you ever looked at the Waggoner Cruising Guide cover and wondered, “Is there a story behind the boat?” We are happy to share the story of the quintessential setting of the sailboat in a secluded cove on the cover of the 2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide.
Waggoner Cruising Guide Cover Story – S/V Misty
She is the well-cared for Pearson 385 named S/V Misty. According to her previous owners, she is a wonderful boat that served them well over the past ten summers of cruising in the Pacific Northwest. The 2017 cover shot on the Waggoner Guide happened to capture the final cruise of Misty’s owners, a couple who just recently sold their beloved sailboat. After a decade of sailing, including a lot of motor sailing, the couple who cared for Misty decided it was time to move from S/V to M/V.
On their final voyage with Misty, they returned to Anacortes and were delighted to find her on the cover of the 2017 Waggoner Cruising Guide. The photo reminded them of a quote by Mark Twain,
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
While cherishing the memories provided by Misty, the couple is now looking forward to new adventures through their recently purchased trawler-style motor vessel with more discoveries yet to come.
~Lorena Landon, Co-Managing Editor, Waggoner Cruising Guide