The fourth day of summer -- today -- will be the warmest day of the week, with a high of around 81 degrees, according to a previous forecast from the Marine WX channel. I like that!
It is sunny and a pleasant temperature as we leave Jones Island at 12:12P, going into Presidents Channel, then turning to port and south by the west side of Jones.
Passing through San Juan Channel, we go into Pole Pass, which is relatively narrow at the point where Orcas Island is on one side and Crane Island on the other. There are many beautiful houses in view along the shore of Crane, and I take a photo of a dock that has a nice breakwater strategically placed.
I do not see any raccoons. LOL
A short cruise between destinations today has us at Blind Bay at the north end of Shaw Island in less than two hours. Herb steers Willie’s Tug around Blind Island on the deeper side and we peer expectantly to see if there is a vacant Parks mooring buoy. Yes, there is!
There are strong winds about, but Thanks Be to God we hook the buoy on the first try.
We are ‘home’ for three days!
Registration for the Marine Park is on the island nearby, so we get the dinghy down, don life jackets, grab a shopping bag and sail away. As he registers, I notice there is a camping area and a necessary room for their use. Next stop is the beach at Shaw Island, where we tie the dinghy painter to a very large log, and climb the short, steep path to the road in front of the grocery.
Find Jake's Ferry....
We need eggs, and always can use more fruit and fresh vegetables. The small store has many, many items boaters may need, and a wide variety of food items.
Water is choppy as we cruise back from the store, and I hold on tight. We get a few swells from the ferries coming and going between Orcas and Shaw, but we are not in any danger.
|Ferry Boat Samish|
As I put away the groceries, I notice the egg carton is not as rectangular as it was when we bought it. I shudder to think what I may see as I open it, but happily find only two shells cracked, one broken yoke. Yep, scrambled eggs will be dinner tonight!
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Saturday, June 24, 2017