Some catching up

It has been some time since I’ve posted about SWEET PEA’s Salish Sea adventure. I’ve been busy on my new boat/home SWALLOW and posting on this BLOG what I hope are helpful information on semi-generic trailerable sailboat things before the information disappears into the dead portions of the Internet. So here begins again the tale … More Some catching up

Heading North

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

The current wins

I’m going back into South Puget Sound so once again I’ll transit Tacoma Narrows.Β  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.Β  Β I make a cup of coffee and eat a breakfast of breakfast bars while boiling water to put … More The current wins

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. 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 … More Tacoma Narrows

Late September ’09 trip to McMicken Island and Jerrell Cove

Much of Puget Sound shoreline is developed ‘city’ with once tree lined shores now filled with ‘water view’ homes. The waters South of Tacoma Narrows, ‘South Sound’, are not as developed and those shores with homes are not as densely packed. One can still get a feeling of ‘being with nature’ when cruising these waters. … More Late September ’09 trip to McMicken Island and Jerrell Cove