Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pulsbo to Blake Island

After delightful showers and clean clothes, we venture back up to town and re-visit the bakery and pick up some ice. I cleaned out the last rain water in Pashmina and several people stopped by to see this cute little boat. After an hour of chatting we departed at 1100hrs and got a beautiful view of Mt Rainier; our first. Blue skies, short sleeves and shorts, boy, oh boy this is going to be a great day. Pulsbo is such a great town, the marina very helpful and a tremendous bay to anchor in.

We pull into a new harbor to us, Brownsville Marina. They say it is a quiet marina, so we check it out. They have a nice deli and Joyce finally gets to order her hot dog. We bring 2 back and have lunch on the boat. Then depart again at 1240. This will be a place I'd like to return.

At 1330 we slip thru Rich Passage going 8.5 k and 10 minutes later we follow the shoreline south to the Dock at Manchester, where tomorrow we will pick up a friend, Linda, so she can attend the Tillicum Indian Salmon Bake with us.

1410 we have barely secured a dock space: first come, first serve. The docks are jammed packed with boats. Joyce walks some on the island and I chat with several of the boaters. Everyone is surprised that we have taken the outside route. It has been a beautiful day with amazing views of the snow capped Olympics, snow capped Cascades, snow laden Mt Rainier, and the Seattle skyline. There is nothing like a sunny pacific northwest day.
Day's run 15nm
Total: 436 nm.

boating socks

Very Nice

I look back often and find Joyce in this position reading or typing on her Mac.

Mt. Rainier

What a beautiful day.

Blake Island Totem