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Olympia, Kingston, and La Conner, June 14-15, 2008.

With fuel prices going sky high, we decided that it was better to take the gas hit once rather than every time we wanted to go to the San Juan Islands.  At the time of purchase, the boat was moored at Zittel's Marina in Olympia.  We had taken a few short cruises in the South Sound, and now we were excited to see the north end.

Saturday started cloudy but warm.  We couldn't complain, because it wasn't raining like the past few weekends.

Our first stop was at the gas pump to top up.

Fuel Dock

 

Tacoma Narrows from the south

Tacoma Narrows

The underside of the new Tacoma Narrows bridge: Korean engineering!

Tacoma Narrows underside

 

We were careful to stay out of the shipping lanes to avoid behemoths like this.

cargo ship

 

Alki Point and the Space Needle

West Seattle and the Space Needle

 

Elliot Bay and Downtown Seattle

Seattle Waterfront

seattle waterfront

seattle waterfront

seattle waterfront

seattle waterfront

seattle waterfront

seattle waterfront

 

West Point and Shilshole Bay

west point

 

Boat-cross in Shilshole Bay

boat-cross

Knee draggin'

boat-cross

The Victoria Clipper clipping along

Victoria Clipper

 

The Kingston Marina in Apple Tree Cove was a beautiful, clean place next to the Kingston Ferry Terminal.  For $20, we had shore power, water, WiFi, and friendly neighbors.  The morning clouds had burned away and left us with a beautiful blue sky with nary a cloud.

apple tree cove

relaxing in kingston

end of Day 1

 

Sunday was beautifully sunny and the waters were still.  In addition, there was a striated pattern that was reminiscent of muscle.

striated waters

 

Nehalennia east of Sandy Point

nehalennia

nehalennia

 

Todd's pictures of Halcyona.  Thanks Todd!

halcyona

halcyona

 

 

One of many landscape photos

island bluff

 

Float plane

float plane

 

Tug in Skagit Bay creating waves and wakes.  No one dared to pass except for us.  :)  Actually, all of Skagit Bay was littered with crab pots, which made it difficult to pass.

Tug

 

A real crab boat!

crab pot

 

The entrance to Hole in the Wall in the Swinomish Channel

hole in the wall

 

Rainbow Bridge

rainbow bridge

rainbow bridge

 

Home Sweet Home

la conner

 

 

 


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