Monday, June 24, 2013

Slow Boat on a Slow Day -- Friday, 6/21/2013 -- Day 42

Today is a good day to travel, so we depart Friday Harbor amidst chop and some rolling, due to winds on the beam and many boats about.  No problem, as I now stow items on Willie's Tug more securely.  Nothing falls.  

The skies are partly sunny -- so much different from yesterday -- and get better as the day progresses. 

We go south of Shaw, north by Lopez, then north of Blakely, where the Henry Island Ferry carrying propane tanks meets us in Upright Channel

Oh, NO!  I see the Victoria Clipper coming!  A most colorful vessel, but known to give tremendous wakes.  Not a bad one today.  Thank you.

We head toward Peavine Pass and see a Coast Guard helicopter appear to come from Rosario Strait.  Hope all is well.

On this leisurely day we decide lunch should be at Blakely Island General Store and Marina.  Herb enjoys his chicken and dumpling soup and half of my very large BBQ pulled pork sandwich.  Ben asks if his slow cooked BBQ is as good as the mesquite smoked we have in Texas.  I have to say it is.

A family plays a fun looking game of throwing a rope with a ball on either end, and hoping to lock it around a bar.  Amazingly, it can be done.  I am sure this game has a name.

 Find Willie's Tug....

Find Brenna's school bus, the Guemes Ferry

Alliance on a trip from Cap Sante Marina

Willie of Willie's Tug,
     and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
     Friday, June 21, 2013


  1. Willie, you find a new adventure to share every day, no matter where you are. Hiking and attending a concert here in Anacortes, reporting on delicious food throughout the Sound and the San Juan's, giving us a Birdseye view of such a wide variety of boats and ships of all sizes and styles: each day you gift us with beautiful photos and tidbits about interesting places to go and things to see!

    Thank you!

  2. Thanks, Anne, it is such fun to be here.