Inati to anacortes

07:30 and underway. The crew is well rested, over fed and in good spirits. Less than a foot chop, sunshine and little wind.


09:00. Home port is in sight. 7.9 gallons burned since Friday.


With luck it is early enough that nobody will notice I’m landing barefoot and in pajamas.

Luck was not with me. The channel was running just over 4 knots and I did not feel I could safely get in. I sat and jogged in the current for about an hour, enough time for the current to drop to just over 3 knots and plenty of time to see exactly what it was doing next to the new breakwater. I made it in without fanfare, but there is a rather narrow line that will be required to follow when the current is chugging. With the full moon, we were pushing a good ten foot of water in the exchange.

Inati Bay

The amazing thing that I find about boating in the northwest is no matter how long you have been out there, there are still places I have not been. Less than an hour from my home port even, here I swing in Inati bay on Lummi island.

There is only one other boat in the bay, a fellow Tollycraft anchored near a small waterfall.


There is a beautiful beach…


This looks like some sort of log careen..


Just outside of Eagle Harbor on Cypress

Waking up this morning with a beautiful sunrise, a bit of frost on the decks, birds chirping and flat calm. Ive seen this all before, yet somehow its just as impressive as the first time. For the first cruise of the season, I’m reminded why we do this.

Cypress island is only a stones throw from my home port, I ran no more than 7 knots last evening to get here and burned almost a gallon of fuel over about 45 minutes it seemed. Trying to decide whether to stay here another night. With no generator, I’ll have to run the main engines to heat up water for a shower anyway, and put a little charge back to the battery.

It seems crazy to even think of moving from such a spot when you think about it, yet this is the fortune we have in this part of the world.