Friday, July 19, 2013

The Day Gets Better -- Tuesday, 7/16/2013 -- Day 67

We need one more chart book and are referred to a chandlery in Van Isle, just north of Sidney.  Yes!  They have it, so we cruise there early in the morning as we depart for Anacortes.

It is sunny, 75 degrees at 8:45 in the morning, and we hear on the weather news that Seattle is predicted to reach 90 -- a heat wave.  There are slight swells which make for a calm cruise, as we go by Robert Bay to Tsehum Harbour.  

Having never been to this town, we are pleased to see many chandlery shops and plan to return when we have more time to see the area.

We get the chart book; Jake gets a cookie, and we are on our way!

Once again, Willie's Tug's destination is Anacortes, traveling at six knots for an estimated arrival in six and a half hours.  We pass near Roche Harbor on San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, then go through Upright Channel north of Lopez, back down by Blakely, through Thatcher pass, crossing Rosario Strait to Guemes Channel, and into rippled seas.

We are excited to see a wooden schooner, Spike Africa, and her passengers.

Spike Africa

It is a good day on the water with many sailboats actually sailing, ferries about, and kind seas. 

And a nice view of Mt. Baker to welcome us home.

Dinner at Anthony's just seems to be calling us....


Berry Sauce Lingcod


But can the evening get any better?  Mother Nature gets her paintbrush and shares the blues and blacks against the lightened sky, then changes the scene to her best shades of pink.

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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