Howdy Pardner

John Wayne was a yachtie - who knew?


After spending that blustery night on a mooring in Sequim during which we chafed a line clear through we went into the John Wayne Marina where we had a reciprocal (i.e., free moorage through our yacht club) to visit with my folks.

John Wayne had a boat called the Wild Goose and apparently loved cruising around Sequim. The marina was built on land donated by his family after his death.

Another interesting thing about the marina is that the restaurant is quite good. Many marinas in our area have tasty, NW influenced pub fare (e.g., a salmon burger with wasabi mayo), but this restaurant was much better even than that. I had an excellent bouillabaise and they even have one of my favorite local brews - Manny's - on tap.

The docks were nice. We didn't use the showers but they were sparkling clean. The folks on the docks were friendly. I'm not sure that we'll end up in Sequim again but if we do, and want to stay at a marina, we would stay there.


  1. Happy late birthday to Carol. Thank you for your comment on Harts At Sea and your link to the interview blog. I enjoy sharing your West Coast adventures.