We decided on a short and close to home trip for the first time. We are going just a few miles to Kiket Island which is now part of Deception Pass State Park:
We motor over and drop the anchor in about 15'-20' of water. It's a good mud bottom with great holding. We've been here many times before in our Bayliner 45, and we are always amazed at the lack of people/boats here. We don't really understand why this is off the beaten path, when it is in plain sight of that path. It's a nice bay offering lots of privacy. it is close to home. The bottom is flat and has good holding power. It is within sight of Deception Pass which makes it a strategic launch pad for an early morning passage through the sometimes dangerous pass. Oh well, maybe this is our little secret?
We are spreading the word with my old boss Dave and his wife Lorainne. They are heading over here to join us for a night in their beautiful Tolly 44'. Dave was my first manager at Microsoft, and Ihe's one of the best bosses I ever had. I guess that's why I want to stay in touch with him and get together from time to time. I don't do that with any of my other bosses!
|Daves first sight of "Therapy". Soon to be "Adagio". That's us in the dinghy.|
|Kevin making a nice wake :-) He loves to drive the dinghy.|
|What NOT to do with your boat. What a bummer.|
|Cindy and Kevin playing UNO on the pilot berth.|
|Zappa settled in right away. What a great kitty!|
|Our first dinner onboard "Adagio"|
Dave and Lorainne come over and visit for a few hours. It's great to see them again and we will be seeing them again at Fisherman Bay over the 4th of July weekend. They will be there again this year.
|Kevin and Cindy playing on the ladder.|
On Sunday we spend some more time in the dinghy. We swap dinghies; the boat came with an older Avon with a tiller steer Suzuki 15hp 2-stroke. I don't even know if the motor works. Our nice dinghy is a pretty awkward to get onto the mounts on the boat deck. I will have to rework them to make it better for our dinghy. Projects. Everywhere I look I see projects!
So far we are liking our new boat. We are still getting used to her, and we don't have much of our stuff onboard yet. It was a little "rough" this time out, but it will get better soon. We just need some more time to get supplies and stuff onboard, as well as starting to customize the boat to meet our needs.