I awake at Gig Harbor seeing light fog. Pretty, but left me wondering what the conditions were in the main channels of Puget Sound.
I depart Gig Harbor about an hour before the current was to turn in my favor so I play the back-eddy that runs south along the western shore. The main channel current turned as I approach the bridges so my speed over ground jumps to 8-to-9kts.
South of Tacoma Narrows a light breeze weakly blows so I raised sail. It is slow going and I’m able to get to about 1/2-nm from Eagle Island where the wind completely dies. I grab a State Park buoy on the east side of the island for the wonderful view of Mt. Rainier.