Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May 27, 2013 - Lopez Pass and Spencer Spit

4 full days on the boat!  With light winds forecast for the weekend, and some sun also in there we decided to extend the 3 day holiday weekend into 4 days on the boat.  Friday we made a mad dash to get out of Shelter Bay before the tide dropped low enough to make it impossible.  As it was we only had about 1.5' under the keel at one place inside Shelter Bay.  That's cutting it pretty close!

As we motored up the Swinomish Channel towards Anacortes I was hoping for wind so we could get some decent waves to test out our new stabilizers.  But, it was glass smooth all the way over to Lopez Pass.  A few boat wakes did give us a little clue as to the amazing ability stabilizers have to steady a boat from the side to side rolling that can make a long journey VERY uncomfortable.

We were hoping to drop the anchor in the little anchorage adjacent to Lopez Pass, but it's small and is usually occupied.  Much to my amazement however, there was nobody there.  So, we took it.  This is a great place because you can get quite close to shore so rowing in for the kids is very doable, yet somewhat of a challenge.

A nice beach fire.  We made s'mores once the flames died down.

Our friend's Earl and Louise swing by to say "HI"

Kathy and Cindy out for a row.  Adagio anchored in the distance.

A beautiful sunny, calm, and WARM day at Lopez Pass!

More to come..........

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