I didn’t pack a baliset … (Anyone get the reference?)
The forecasts said 10-20 from the SE was to be expected. I experienced 10-12 kts leaving Port Townsend Bay and Admiralty Inlet but very light to none the rest of the way.
I went straight north to Rosario Strait and then entered Lopez Sound through Lopez Pass.
So after an uneventful crossing of the Strait of Juan de Fuca SWALLOW, Dave and Momma Kitty are in the San Juan Islands!
I’ve set the anchor in Hunter Bay. The location has good holding and protected from all but really strong northerly winds.
A good bit of wind blew from the west and southwest the past couple of nights. Being in the lee of Lopez Island means the seas don’t build up. The rigging did whistle through the nights!
Today it is chilly and raining. To warm SWALLOW’S cabin I started the woodstove.
Besides reading and just being a unemployable boat bum the plan is to move to Spencer Spit for a few days and then go over to the west side if Lopez Island and visit Fisherman Bay, visit with some liveaboards, take a shower and do some grocery shopping.