Friday, June 5, 2009

Puget Sound Cruising

Last weekend we headed out on the Sound to take a long weekend and cruise up to Port Townsend. A nice fresh Northerly provided us with a relaxing sail across the sound from Shilshole as the sun set to the West. Once dark, the wind and swell picked up a bit and we decided to motor the last bit of upwind into Kingston Marina. My dislike for large gasoline powered vessels was slightly increased when one cut in front of us at full speed, leaving a wake that sent a wave of salty water down the bow hatch and on to my clothes... Guess I need to get a hatch lock.

The following morning we set out for PT. We had a ebb current, blue sky but unfortunatly a headwind that kept backing to the West the more West we wanted to go. After a couple of hours beating into the wind we were barley to Pt. No Point. Right there we decided to put off PT for another weekend and with great pleasure set chute in the brisk NW'ly on our way to new destination, the mighty Viking port of Poulsbo.

A Quick stop over in Indianola from some BBQ, raft floating and trying out the racing anchor for the first time... it held!

Blessed with another beautiful sunset from a mooring buoy on Blake Island.

The trip home was fairly uneventful, except waiting at the locks for three hours due to salmon hatch maintenance, but we made it back in time just for class... whoohoo... Can't wait to get back out on the Sound and maybe next time make it up to Port Townsend.

Looking forward the the Port Madison cruise in a couple weeks!!!

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