I’ve been gunkholing around South Puget Sound for near a month so it is time to head north. I move from McMicken to Longbranch with a stop at Zittle’s Marina at Johnson Point to get gas, water and dump the porta-potti and a swing by Eagle Island State Park. The plan was to stay at … More Heading North
I’m going back into South Puget Sound so once again I’ll transit Tacoma Narrows. This means an early wake-up to ride the tide south. Up at 3:45am … Momma Kitty doesn’t even move out from the covers. I make a cup of coffee and eat a breakfast of breakfast bars while boiling water to put … More The current wins
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
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
A quiet evening was had at Blake Island. I enjoyed a hot shower and watched the racoons inspect the beaches and docks. The geese were vocal. The next destination, Dockton, is at Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon Island. The location is a homecoming of sorts for Sweet Pea as her prior two owners kept her there on … More Blake to Dockton
Olympia Swantown Marina’s ‘free’ WiFi is screwed. They don’t have it correctly configured and to log on even basic protections mean your computer/tablet/phone will not connect. Here are the details on their problem – Error Code: DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_DATE_INVALID DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID When talking to the ISP tech support (i do give a thumbs up to the marina … More Da’ Internet don’t work
It isn’t far from Mats Mats Bay to Port Ludlow – just leave Mats Mats and hang a right. I headed out to find a moderate wind from the NE and set sail. Hada gentle sail to the Port Ludlow Marina where I did motor to the fuel dock so I could dump the porta-potti … More Port Ludlow
The next adventure has started – Sweet Pea, Momma Kitty and Dave are headed for the Salish Sea!
I try very hard to be safety conscious and especially so when sailing. Most of the time I’m sailing alone, in this case Momma Kitty doesn’t count as being a crew member as she, though good at many things, still hasn’t mastered how to helm the boat – something about not having opposable thumbs. I’m … More Be safe out there!