Saturday, September 13, 2014

Going North! -- 9/12/2014

I say "Boo Hoo!" when plans are made to leave this morning; however conditions are good, prediction of winds is downgraded from 15 - 20 to 10 - 15 knots.  Current will be with us and north wind on the nose, but we can do this.

Bruce points out the likeness of Washington on Mt. Washington and says a photo from the dock will show it best.  

Find George....

We easily cast off from the inside of the dock at 9A in calm waters, after Bruce takes this photo.  

                                                      Photo courtesy of Bruce C Moore
Shortly we come to The Great Bend where we see one to two foot seas, but turning north we encounter two to three foot seas with white caps.

We increase speed from 6 knots to 8 for a smoother ride.

With the Olympic Mountains on our port side, we get to view and identify some peaks.  I believe this one to be The Brothers, seen from a more easterly angle than in Seattle.

The Brothers and Moon Shadow


Herb brings Willie's Tug to high speed to heat up the engine, as he does during each day's run.  Again, Bruce is behind his camera.

                                                      Photo courtesy of Bruce C Moore

As we come to Black Point just south of Pleasant Harbor, I admire the diagonal lines of a rocky shoreline.

Crossing to make the turn into Pleasant Harbor gives us a few rough and roll waves, but we are soon secure at the dock.  A familiar sight draws us over to meet the folks on a Ranger Tug.  They are Kevin and Sally, who live near here and are on their first trip to cruise Puffin south into Hood Canal.

Sally and Kevin

Apparently we have been eating well, as provisions are getting low and we make a different kind of dinner. Herb makes salmon couvillion, Bruce steams broccoli, and I create dessert.

                                                        Photo courtesy of Bruce C Moore

                                                                                                                          Photo courtesy of Bruce C Moore
Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Friday, September 12, 2014


  1. Cool! Sally and Kevin are in our yacht club! Cindy

  2. I thought of you when they said where they are from! We hope to see them again.