Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Days 103-105 - Anacortes WA - Sunday-Tuesday, August 21-23, 2011

It is raining.  Not just a shower.   Rain!  The wind is blowing, and I would  complain, but it feels sorta normal and reminiscent of the sustained 25 mph with gusts to 40-60 we get sometimes get back home in Port Isabel.  

Who knew it was coming?  We've had great boating weather for weeks!  The weather forecast says 'Rain,' but maybe I don't notice the '80%' that follows the prediction.

The temperature gets to only 67 and we run the heat all day.

It is very quiet in the marina, as no boats are coming and going, like the steady stream we saw yesterday.

The photo is taken after the storm.
There is still a bit of chop on the water here in the marina.

Late in the afternoon the rain stops and we are able to sit in the cockpit (I wear a jacket) and enjoy the calm.

It is then that the parade of boats starts -- all coming in.  Within minutes of each other -- so much so that I wonder if they all have been rafted onto each other somewhere in the bay.

The one just docking has the US flag on the stern.

And then my favorite...........

He is at the helm, and she has fender duty.

Soon the sun peeks through the clouds.

Our friendly port staffer comes by to say Hello on roll call duty.

The clouds change again and as I photograph the sky, I see an intriguing site:  the piling has vegetation growing in the top.  If you look carefully, you can see the plants on the pole on the right.

The marina is in a state of being upgraded and our E Dock will be torn down and rebuilt at the end of September.  We will be heading south by that time, and wonder where all the other boats will go for moorage.

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and Walldog, Willie and Jake

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