Another visit to Blake Island, our favorite close destination
23 January 2017 | Blake Island State Park
Ron/Sunny N winds 10kts
Alice and I left Sunday afternoon (22Jan) to spend a couple of days at Blake Island.
Currently, we are the only boat in the marina! Expecting a couple of friends to show up later this afternoon...I see trouble on the horizon! lol
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