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 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
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
I taking the ferry from Edmonds to Kingston and arrived in Port Townsend about noon. Had the SWEET PEA rigged by 2pm, I’m really out of practice, and she was in the water shortly thereafter. Everything seems to be working just fine and the centerboard even went down! The cruise of the Salish Sea begins!
With my new freedom and in preparation for my Spring/Summer/Fall 2018 extended cruise I’ve begun to read more closely some www-sites that were helpful when I last was actively cruising and living near the Salish Sea. One that has good local knowledge is Three Sheets Northwest. A bit about the site – As boaters and … More Three Sheets Northwest
Here I’m sailing SWEET PEA across Rosario Strait –
November 3rd 2013 … time goes quickly. In the time since my post below I have driven to the East coast twice and the west coast twice with Sage 17s in tow. I have also made another west coast trip to collect Sage 17 trailers. while on the East coast I delivered a boat to … More Busy sailing and driving boats around USA