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    My dad and I recently joined “Captain Ron” and “First Mate Mari” aboard Diminuendo for a nice cruise in the San Juan Islands. We boarded in Bellingham, about a hundred miles north of Seattle. The marina is conveniently located just a short walk from downtown and there are several nice eateries right at the marina. There is also abundant free parking.
    We were offered a champagne toast when we came aboard, but opted for beers instead. Mari gave us a tour of the boat and filled us in about where everything is and how it works while Ron prepared to get underway. We were immediately impressed with how bright and spacious the main salon is and how comfortable and roomy our cabins were.
    In no time we were under way. We had a great day of sailing out to the islands. There are not enough superlatives to describe how beautiful the San Juans are. So close to Seattle, yet a world away. We spent a few days exploring the islands and got to do a little hiking and fishing and got some memorable pictures.
    Mari and Ron are great hosts and made us feel like family. Both took great delight is sharing their knowledge of sailing and the islands. They prepared several great meals for us. The grilled salmon with “Captain Ron’s signature smashed potatoes” rivaled anything found in fine restaurants.
    All in all, we found that the experience was unforgettable and I plan to sail with Mari and Ron again with my wife and daughter.

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    I cannot say enough great things about Ron, Mari and NW Sailing Adventures! My husband and I were married BY RON on his Sailboat! It was a surreal experience that we will never forget. We were given the ultimate VIP treatment as soon as we arrived at the Marina. Ron and Mari were there to greet us, eagerly awaiting our arrival. They brought us onto the beautiful Sailboat, which began with a tour of the spacious accommodations. After we were all settled in…we set sail! This was my first experience on a Sailboat, and besides it being such a special occasion, the trip itself will be something that I will never forget. It was a beautiful day to sail on the water and the sights were breathtaking. Along the way, Ron and Mari provided our party with Champagne and delicious hors d’oeuvres to munch on while they gave a fun and informative lesson on sailing! They knew of a very special place to stop on the water in a secluded beautiful area to perform the ceremony, right on the bow of the boat!!! Our party gathered around us as Ron officiated, and we couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful and special ceremony. We had a champagne toast and photos after the ceremony to celebrate our new love. After toasting and chatting for a bit, we set out again, this time sailing with the wind and no motor, on our way back to the Marina. We took so many great pictures, it was difficult to pick the best ones, because they were all amazing! We are beyond grateful to Ron, Mari and NW Sailing Adventures for making such a special day, an incredible and unforgettable experience.

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