Friday, July 16, 2010

Another San Juans trip

Got some great sailing crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This can be an ugly trip when the wind is against the current. Other times it is a mill pond. We had the tides with us and a nice light breeze that let us sail from Port Townsend all the way to Spencer Spit on Lopez Island.  In a couple of weeks we will have to figure out how to head out the Starit and get to Neah Bay. It has been blowing westerlies the last week that would make the trip rough.

Next day we headed to Bellingham to meet up with my daughter Meghan. Spent the night in a free slip at the Bellingam Yacht Club, after impressing the dock crowd by backing down the fairway into the slip.. Meghan and her boyfriend Tyler came by for a pasta dinner and a beer and some good BS'ing. Tyler is just getting into embedded programming, so he likes to hear my horror stories from the field.

Next morning we headed out to Sucia Is. It was blowing pretty good when we left, but it ended up a motorboat trip near the island. After we got anchored in Sucia we spent the afternoon entertaining ourselves by helping this Tartan 34 get off the rocks.

They were headed though a really tight pass that the skipper said he'd been through twice before. Two out of three ain't bad.

This little guy was sunning himself all by his lonesome and seemed a bit perturbed that we wandered by.

Chris and I need to stay in the San Juans till we drink down our wine supply to level that allows us to clear into Canada.Each time we clear in they come down and check our supply. I think we are on some Home Land Security list.


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