Looks like spring has finally arrived to the Pacific Northwest and I’m so happy that we were able to be out on the water this weekend. All started this Friday as we had to “Work from boat” on tradition since there was some warranty work being performed. During our lunch break we went on a walk to the south end of Lake Union to enjoy some nachos at Joey and tour the docks by the center for wooden boats.
And while the walk and, of course, the sun were totally enjoyable, on one of the piers behind the new MOHAI we found a large wooden boat named M.V Lotus. The interesting thing about this boat is that you can rent one of its five staterooms for the night and all funds go to help with its restoration and upkeep.
The Lotus was built by a Seattle lawyer and was used for a while as a floating frat house for the UW (fun!). For more on M.V Lotus’s history please take a look at her website.
There are a lot of wonderful boats to see, including a super cute tug called “Skillful” and of course, a cute Cat posing for a picture. What a wonderful day!
To Linwood Cove
On Saturday 3/29/2013 we made plans with our very good friends Dave and Maureen to try Linwood Cove inside Rich Passage. We have seen this little cove from the ferry out of Bremerton but always thought it will get hammered by ferry wakes.
On our way there we witnessed the Sailing Vessel Bonnie Jean running aground when it tried to cut the corner close to Point Glover… Guess who did not win the race?
The day was spectacular and the cove was surprisingly calm, it seems that the Ferries turning causes an effect that cancels most of their wakes… good for us!
We arrived at about 2:00 PM and Destiny and her crew tied up to us at 3:15 ish. Happy hour proceeded and then hours of playing “Cards against humanity” which is a fantastic card game though not for the faint of heart.
Circumnavigating Blake Island… on a wing engine?
Sunday 3/30 started at 7:30 for us as we got up to share some coffee and breakfast aboard Destiny. Dave and Maureen needed to head back to Seattle since their jobs required them to travel to Alaska and New Mexico respectively.
We decided however to give our wing engine some exercise so we circumnavigated Blake Island at a whopping 4 knots!
After our little adventure and a couple of failed attempts to dock at Blake we headed over to Eagle Harbor where to spend the night. Tomorrow it will be an early departure to be at work by 10:00.