A No Wind-Wind Situation

Yesterday we undertook our longest passage yet… Poulsbo to Pt. Ludlow. Agate Pass was a breezy blowing right down the channel on our nose so until we broke into the opening of  Port Madison we really couldn’t put the sails out. The wind was nice in the bay but looking beyond into the channel we could tell it was dead calm as the day went on. Our time sailing was very minimal on this 30+NM leg and finally as we were on the approach to Pt. Ludlow the wind came barreling out of the north, white-caps and all with just 3 miles left.

We spent a quiet night in Pt. Ludlow anchored with a half-dozen other sailboats and this morning continued north to Port Townsend. This time we had wind and once we cleared Colvos Rocks we sailed all the way up past Marrowstone Island and Fort Flagler State Park over to Point Wilson. It was a grand day for sailing!

A floating tank where these birds took up residence
A floating tank where these birds took up residence
Colvos Rocks - Just outside Pt. Ludlow
Colvos Rocks – Just outside Pt. Ludlow

 

Sails out ~ 4.5-5 kts
Sails out ~ 4.5-5 kts

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It made Taco really uneasy
It makes Taco really uneasy
A Canadian Express Ferry cruising at 26 Kts. The trail looked like dust on the water!
A Canadian Express Ferry cruising at 26 Kts looks like he was kicking up dust!

Port Townsend is likely as far north as we’ll get this summer, by boat anyway. We found some mud to anchor in just south of the ferry dock and just sitting in the cockpit there is a lot to see both in the water and on shore. Looking forward to spending time here. Love this little village!

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