Summer Wrap up (September Sail trip)

We were out on the boat for 10 days. No rain. Warm days and nights. No wind, hubby would have liked to sail.  The water was like a mill pond.

We try to spend the first and last night of our trip at the marina, why rush when there is no need. The second day we went to Anacortes, and only planned on the one night at the marina but then 2 days sounded so much better. I went to the shops, I bought patterns and a Pletch and Palmer book on fitting pants.  Saturday was the farmer’s market, so we went looking for gluten free food. Didn’t find any baked goodies that fit the bill but did find a scissor and knife sharpening service while you waited. The other goodie was fresh mushrooms and some lovely veg, lemon cucumber and heirloom tomato. THe mushrooms were lion’s mane, shitake and oyster. I couldn’tmake up my mind, but they sold an indecision basket. There was receipes abailable. I learned a lot and my they were good.

Next we went to La Conner via the Sinonmish channel, which is dredged.  We were in the North Marina basin, it wan’t too far to get to town and since we stayed 2 nights, we had another good look around.The next picture is just the shallow water next to the dredged channel before we even went into the channel.

Then it was on to Oak Harbour, which was a little further than we thought it was. Too far to walk into town, but the air force base is there and the “noise is the sound of freedom”. Already, it is starting to get a little cooler in the evening. Mostly we read,  and I also knit.. We were very contented. The next photo is of the Indian reservation across from La Conner, I love the hat shape of these shelters.

Just left the Siniomish channel and saw two wonderul eagle statues next to this house, there is only one  in this photo but I was delighted to see the art work.

Then we went to Port Ludlow, really just a resort and a marina. but it was a lovely location. I can see why the Yarn Harlot has knitting retreats there.

The next day we went to Friday Harbour, just lovely to visit once again. The water was so still that day, ducks and birds just floating along, seals and lots of porpoises jumping. The next day we went to Sucia island again.  So much nicer when the weather is good. It was getting dark so hubby took this of Mt. Baker, it reminds me of a painting.

Hubby managed to sail for 3 hours on the last day.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Louisa
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 17:54:32

    Ah yes – The Sound of Freedom. We had the full experience last week at Fort Casey! Thanks for sharing your sailing adventures. Brings back memories and lmost makes me wish we still had our boat…


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