Actually we covered some water today, but using that as a title didn’t seem quite right.
After lunch we headed south and east again, keeping an eye out for Orca whales just in case they were still around. Our plan was to go to Steilacoom, the first incorporated City in Washington just north of Ketron Island as our destination for the night. We had never stayed there before, but our Burgee book said there was a small marina there with a guest dock. It turns out that Steilacoom needs to work on its accessibility from the water. The so-called marina was a decrepit boat house, and the dock looked like it could disintegrate in a puff of wind.
It was about 3 PM by this time, and we were just south of the Narrows Bridge. We thought about just heading home, about 15 miles north, but the weather was too nice and we knew that this would be our last chance to get in some boating in good weather before the season ends next week. So instead, we called Mackenzie and asked if she and Matt wanted to me us at Maggie’s Bluff Restaurant at the Elliot Bay Marina for dinner . She accepted, so we headed north to Seattle and got a slip for the night.
Thursday morning we left Elliot Bay Marina about 10 AM headed for home under overcast skies. It did feel like the end of the season. As we headed south toward Blake Island we were passed by two Coast Guard boats cruising east at full speed. Within a few minutes we heard an announcement over the marine radio that a man overboard had been reported off a Seattle-Bainbridge Island Ferry and all boats in the vicinity were asked to lend assistance. Since we were only a mile or so away from where the Coast Guard was searching, we headed that way to see if we could help. About 30 minutes later the search was called off – apparently (and thankfully) a false alarm. So we headed south again and tied up to our buoy back home about noon. The rest of the day was consumed by chores as we’ve discovered we have a LOT to do before we leave for Baja, Mexico in just 2 ½ weeks!
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