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.
Tacoma Narrows from the south
The underside of the new Tacoma Narrows bridge: Korean engineering!
We were careful to stay out of the shipping lanes to avoid behemoths
Alki Point and the Space Needle
Elliot Bay and Downtown Seattle
West Point and Shilshole Bay
Boat-cross in Shilshole Bay
The Victoria Clipper clipping along
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.
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.
Nehalennia east of Sandy Point
Todd's pictures of Halcyona. Thanks Todd!
One of many landscape photos
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.
A real crab boat!
The entrance to Hole in the Wall in the Swinomish Channel
Home Sweet Home