Leaving Cap Sante, we go between Cypress and Blakely to take advantage of the current push, in calm waters with a few tide rips here and there.
As we get near Peavine Pass, I see two dolphins surfacing only their fins, and assuming they will only do this twice, I do not grab the camera, but sit quietly to enjoy them. Today they delight me not just twice, but six times! Sweet!
Oh, and the depth finder works. We are able to know how much water is under us at all times.
We hope to get into Jones Island State Park, now that the Summer season is over and there may not be as many boaters out. Wrong! It is the weekend. The dock is full, the mooring balls are taken, and the anchorage area is crowded.
OK, so we head for Stuart Island and turn our WiFi off so we don't get Canada roaming charges. We know there will be lots of room to anchor at Reid Harbor, but why not try for a space at the dock. Jake's Ferry could stay at the swim platform.
We cruise into the inlet to Reid Harbor.
Find Willie's Tug ....
Willie's Tug is not there. There is room at the dock -- but only if the power boat would move forward a bit. Perhaps someone is saving a space for a friend.
So it is time to catch a mooring ball, and we do see several available. What luck!
Herb takes Jake ashore, while I make our nest.
At Happy Hour, Jake gets his treats. He sits patiently as he anticipates the reward for his manners.
|Now you see it,|
|Now you don't!|
The sun dips behind the treeline, and we have a wonderful sleep tonight.
The only sounds we hear are the birds calling to each other in the distance.
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Wednesday - Friday, September 12 - 14, 2012