14 days – Sept 9 – Sept 22, 2018 CANCELLED
Feeling comfortable at docks in Puget Sound and ready to discover new anchorages in the San Juan & Gulf Islands after the kids are back in school? Learn to plan around currents, tides, & navigational hazards to visit parks, towns, and places of beauty & historical interest.
You are comfortable with basic operation of your boat including docking & anchoring (help will be available), & can travel on the water for up to 8 hours on a long day. Your boat has food storage space, and water & fuel capacity for 4 days without resupplying. Your equipment includes a suitable line for stern-tying, ground tackle capable of proper anchoring in up to 80 ft, and a dinghy to comfortably & easily get you from anchorage to anywhere you’d like to explore.
Everett, Cornet Bay, Deception Pass, Spencer Spit, Roche Harbor, Stuart Island, Tod Inlet (Brentwood Bay), Ganges, Port Browning, Garrison Bay, Fisherman Bay, Friday Harbor, Port Ludlow
We will meet and leave from Everett and return to Port Ludlow, transiting the tidal currents of Deception Pass & Cattle Pass, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Anchoring & rafting will be the focus of this trip, but docks are available for those who desire.
Food, water, & fuel are available in Everett, Roche Harbor (San Juan Island), Brentwood Bay, Ganges (Saltspring Island), Fisherman Bay (Lopez Island), Friday Harbor (San Juan Island), & Port Ludlow
Possible activities include hiking, perusing shops & galleries, wine tasting at Salt Spring Vineyard, visiting the Butchart Gardens, roasting marshmallows over a campfire.