Into the Islands

Swallow, Momma Kitty and I had an uneventful crossing from Deception Pass to the San Juan Islands.  Not a breath of wind and flat seas.

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Momma Kitty checking out the situation.

Got up early, made breakfast and made sure Swallow was ready.  We left Cornet Bay at 6:30am and entered Deception Pass about 30 minutes before the slack before the ebb.  Current was about two knots against me as I went under the bridge.

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Sun rising over the Deception Pass Bridge

Northwest Pass current was slack and as I crossed Rosario Strait I found about .5 to 3/4 knot in my favior.

Swallow has an autopilot, first I’ve had, and it held the coure to Lopez Pass where I transited at slack entering the San Juan Islands.  I’ve not yet named the unit – something I need to do.

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Autopilot at the helm.

No sailing; but this area’s waters are not to be trifled with making ‘boring’ a good thing.

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Lopez Pass off the bow.

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