I wake and make my morning coffee. It is early so the boats at the public dock are quiet as if people are up they are not on deck. I enjoy watching the boats, a few seabirds and the sun rising. I receive a note from the Potters: no one going to Blake. I let … More Back to Dockton
The Potters are going to Gig Harbor and then some are thinking they will then go to Blake Island. We all depart Longbranch heading for the Tacoma Narrows to catch the ebb north. Most motor and some try to sail in the very light wind (I motor). South of the Narrows Bridges a light southerly … More North through The Narrows
John and Dave head for home early in the morning where I spent my time at Penrose State Park having a leisurely morning late breakfast and enjoying a book. I’ve received confirmation from the Potters that they are headed to Longbranch Marina at Filucy Bay. I’ll meet them this afternoon. I depart after lunch … More Longbranch
Overnight at Eagle Island I received an update from the Potters: they decided to go to Jarrell Cove and would arrive at Longbranch in a couple of days. I agreed to meet them at Longbranch and now needed to decide where to go. Penrose Point State Park is close and has two sets of buoys … More Change of plans
After meeting with most of the Potter group they planned to spend the nextday in Olympia. I decided to go out on my own and meet up with them at Longbranch, Filucy Bay, in a couple of days. I departed Swantown Marina in very very light wind from the north … so motoring I went … More Back to Eagle Island
The evening was nice and quite at Jarrell Cove. I wake to this scene – After breakfast I go to the State Park dock to complete few on-land tasks, cross the cove to get gas at Jarrell’s Cove Marina and head for Hope Island State Park (there are two Hope Island parks … this is … More Hope Island and Olympia
No! The comment is not about me! I’m doing well and just doing a quick catch-up here as the posts about what I’ve been doing are way behind from where I am at (more up-to-date photos are on my Instagram feed). I am currently on day 64 living and cruising on Sweet Pea. This post … More Unable to cope?
My night at Eagle Island is mostly uneventful. The mooring is unprotected so all wakes and waves can make for a rolling stay. Being early in the season, the 12th and 13th of May, there are not a lot of boats about to cause uncomfortable rolls. Going from Eagle Island to Jarrell Cove is mostly … More Jarrell Cove