S/V Restless Journeys

10 January 2017 | Blake Island State Park
22 December 2016 | Elliott Bay Marina
08 August 2014 | Elliott Bay Marina, Seattle
29 July 2014 | BC
25 July 2014
22 July 2014
21 July 2014 | Shearwater, BC
15 July 2014 | British Columbia
10 July 2014
05 July 2014 | Petersburg, AK
03 July 2014 | Warm Springs Cove
02 July 2014 | Chatham Strait
02 July 2014 | Petersburg
02 July 2014
22 June 2014 | Sitka, AK
21 June 2014 | Sitka
12 June 2014 | Ak
10 June 2014 | AK
09 June 2014 | SE Alaska

Marine Park Host at Blake Island

10 January 2017 | Blake Island State Park
Ron/ SCA winds Northerly at 25-30kts
My Classmate, Mike Morgan, and I are out at Blake Island this week (8-15 Jan 2017) volunteering as Marine Park Host. We arrived in the rain on Sunday afternoon. Only two boats in the marina on Sunday night. One left Monday morning and the other one left Tuesday morning. A sailboat came in late last night and moored in anticipation of Small Craft Advisory predicted for Tues-Wed.
This morning (Tuesday) after breakfast the winds began to rise and have been steady over 20 knots all day. Predicted to continue throughout the night. We were asked to move the boat this morning to provide more maneuvering room for the State Parks Marine Crew boat, a 75 ft working vessel. So, as the winds increased, Mike and I moved RESTLESS to the other side of the dock. It's been very uncomfortable all day and is probably continue throughout the night.

That hasn't prevented good food preps in the galley. Sunday night was steamed whole live Maine Lobsters. Tonight was fish tacos with Creamy Cilantro Cole Slaw.

I expect a quiet day in the marina tomorrow as weather continues. Lighter winds are predicted for the weekend and we expect a yacht club rendezvous here this weekend. That will keep us busy Friday and Saturday. Mike and I head back to Elliott Bay Marina on Sunday after breakfast.

Christmas in Elliott Bay

22 December 2016 | Elliott Bay Marina
Restless very prominent on I Dock at Elliott Bay Marina, Seattle


08 August 2014 | Elliott Bay Marina, Seattle
Ron/sunny and warm
We arrived in Edmonds Marina this past Tuesday afternoon after the transit from Friday Harbor via Swihomish Channel. Channel fever set in after our departure from Cotes Bay. We went directly to Nanaimo with very favorable weather and current. When we found out the port of Nanaimo was full went to Nanaimo Yacht Club and used our reciprocal privileges! Best place to stay in Nanaimo! I know it's a hike from town, but with difference in price, it's cheaper to stay at NYC and pay cab fares back and forth to town, and besides, it's a very nice walk along the waterfront.

After leaving Nanaimo, we transited Dodd Narrows on our way to Sidney, where we spent two nights. While in Sidney we saw WAVELET and Becky and Glenn Latimer. On Monday morning we crossed Boundary Pass and arrived at SYC outstation in Friday Harbor around noon. We were invited over to ALCHEMIST and had happy hour with Claus & Thrysa Jensen. What an enjoyable time. Thanks. Due to rough weather predicted for The strait of Juan de Fuca, we left FH at 0600 in company with ALCHEMIST to transit the Swihomish Channel in route to Oak Harbor where we intended to overnight. With extremely favorable currents we arrive in the vicinity of Oak Harbor before noon. With channel fever in full swing we opted to continue on to Edmonds. ALCHEMIST opted to proceed on to Oak Harbor for the evening.

We moored in Edmonds until this morning (Friday 8 August) when Jim and I took boat back to Elliott Bay Marina where we arrived around 10 am. Gary Boyer graciously offered us a ride back to the Edmonds marina to retrieve our vehicles. Thanks, Gary.

Trip complete! Thanks to all of you who followed us through our blog and our gps tracking system! What a trip! Thanks to Willie Idsinga, Mike Morgan, Jim Orvis and Arthur Rosebury for making this trip a lot of fun!
Until next time
Vessel Name: RESTLESS
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 393
Hailing Port: SEATTLE
Crew: Mike and Willie
Extra: We will be cruising to Alaska this summer
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Pictures from our trip to Alaska
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