I take the traditional photo for posterity.
Hey, y'all, smile for the camera!
And they say in chorus, "How can we smile while you make us wait to eat?"
As we come back to the marina, we can see the fog beginning to lift, and hope it is soon clear enough to start our cruise back to Anacortes.
Find Willie's Tug....
The sun is burning off the fog, so we leave Rosario, and hope the thick bank ahead keeps moving away.
It appears that we will still have some fog. Yea for radar! Yea, yea for AIS.
We cruise at a normal speed around five or six knots and have three sailboats in sight ahead of us. It is nice to be able to see them, and they hang together.
A very scary thing we witnessed on radar is two boats approaching each other head on and neither one gives way or shows a side. One is a motor vessel going 15 knots, overtaking us and heading for a boat coming toward us at one and a half knots. We do not have sight of them except on radar, and their targets merged as we hold our breath. The miracle happens and they do not collide.
What an experience we have today! The fog begins to lift as we pass the ferry dock on Fidalgo Island at Anacortes, and we can safely overtake the sailboats.
We arrive at our slip at Cap Sante, very tired (did we work hard getting through the fog, or was it the huge breakfast?). All plans for a big celebration on the town are cancelled, and we take naps. Vicki finds that the bench seat and deck chair in the cockpit make a comfortable chaise lounge.....
|One of our Companions Today|
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Thursday, July 12, 2012