2008 Olympic Peninsula Circumnavigation

“With the right boat you could turn the Olympic Peninsula into and island!” These words from the navigator that had helped them cross the North Atlantic inspired the OAR Northwest team downsized their boat and began an Odyssey that never took them more than 100 miles from home.   In there open dory they explored Washington States Olympic Peninsula.   Each day provided a new challenge as the crew lived by the tides confronting cantankerous elephant seals, ten foot pacific ocean swells, near stranding in beaches and swamps and managed to keep the hull of the rowboat wet for all but a two mile portage on railroad tracks for the nearly 400 mile journey.   Tom and Huck couldn’t have had a better adventure and seeds were sewn for future trips as the team realized how much adventure was to be had in the waterway close to home.