Our first group outing! We took Dave and Cindy out for lunch in
Cornet Bay, through the mighty maelstrom of Deception Pass, through
Rosario Strait, around Fidalgo Island, down the Swinomish Channel, and
around Shelter Bay.
The day started out beautifully sunny and warm, not oppressively hot
like the day before.
McGlinn Island in the Swinomish Channel.
Once we left the Channel and turned into Skagit Bay, the weather
turned chilly, windy, and cloudy.
Deception Pass Bridge (Route 20)
We stopped at Cornet Bay and hooked up to a moorage buoy. Because it
was our first time with the boat hook, it took us a few tries to figure
out which line and which cleats to use and keep the smoke out of the
boat. The wind would occasionally turn the boat, so our window
view changed regularly. Passing boats would send ripples our way,
and we enjoyed the glug-glug noises of the boat's hull.
Though we had calculated slack tide, a leisurely start and a
leisurely lunch meant that we were a few hours late. These pictures
don't show the maelstroms of Deception Pass. At times, the water
splashed higher than the side windows!
a 15s video of Deception Pass:
Soon, we reached Rosario Strait e the where the water was choppy.