Tacoma Narrows

I awake at Gig Harbor seeing light fog. Pretty, but left me wondering what the conditions were in the main channels of Puget Sound.

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Morning fog in Gig Harbor.

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.

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Fog in the Tacoma Narrows.
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Fog lifting and I can see the bridges
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Passing under the Narrows bridges.

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.

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Mt. Rainier as seen from the east side of Eagle Island
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Sun setting behind Eagle Island.

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