David decided to give the engines a good run and pushed them up to 3000rpm...the water's mirror smooth and so we got 8 knots speed...wow...that's pretty good.
|Motoring along at 8 knots..no waves, so smooth.|
|Getting close to Port Angel|
|This place is huge, but quiet at this moment, thankfully.|
|Very well kept light house between Port Angel and Port Townsend.|
|Admiralty Strait ..some wind so we are sailing..warmer today.|
|At the dock in Shilshole Marina Seattle...|
It was so wonderful seeing them again...it felt like forever since the last time...and of course my Mom was relieved that we'd arrived safe and sound...She hadn't been sitting about at Ray's place complacently waiting..nooo :-) My Mom hopped on a bus and went to canada for a week to visit an old school friend...whoohoo...she had a blast aparently went to the Buchardt Gardens on Vancouver Island and caught up on all the gossip with her friend...a lot of chatting when you haven't seen them for about 30 years! Anyway she'd got back to Seattle the day before..great timing Mom! Well they visited us on the boat and we also spent time seeing Seattle together.
|My Brother, My Dad and my Mom on Puddytat.|
|One of the stunning sunsets we had here.|
|West coast north of Seattle...|
Anyway Canada here we come...but first San Juan Islands....Great news, Ray has decided he can get 4 days off work and come with us...kewl!
08-08-08...we leave shilshole for the San Juan Islands and that evening dropped anchor at Appletree Bay..
09-08-08 We weigh anchor and with a decent wind we set the spinnikar to sail past the east side of Whitby island. Ray has friends there...they talk to each other on the phone and his friends watch us sail by...but we are further out than he thought we'd be so they don't see much. Anyway it was great being able to actually sail passed them :-)...We eventually had to put the spinny away due to...yes you've guessed it...the lack of wind..
|Speeding boats ..they NEVER check to see the damage their wake is making.|
|Lovely home tucked in at the bottom of the hill..|
|Under that bridge...the book says we'll fit..hope so.|
|Under it we go and we do fit..whew :-)|
|Restaurants line the water's edge.|
|A hotel with docks for boats...|
As we get into the bay there is a loud explosion.... "What was that?" we all exclaim....and then we spot two square riggers having a mock battle...wow what fun.
|An explosion and the battle is on..the little yacht must be filming it.|
|Sailing to the San Juan Islands...|
|Puddytat at anchor at Shaw Island.|
|The ferry arrives and there goes Ray....:-(|
|The roadside bench hung with shells...|
|You gotta look hard to see the carvings.|
|A plane landing in Roche Harbour.|