Sunday, July 15, 2012

Rosario Resort in the Fog - 7/12/2012

On Thursday morning and our last day to play with Vicki in "Vicki's Week" we head up the hill to Moran Mansion restaurant for a special breakfast.  The menu invites us to order every item; however Herb and Vicki opt for the Omelet of the Day (this time without yellow pinots ???) and I can't resist the blueberry pancakes that drape over the edge of the plate.

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.  

Herb has a busy morning searching and watching for vessel traffic, as visibility  is limited to half a mile.  From the copilot's seat Vicki and I can see the targets he has on the Garmin screen, and we also keep our eyes peeled for anything in the water.

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

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Thursday, July 12, 2012

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