Last weekend I sailed SKYE to a local state park about 16nm away. Saturday it was all either downwind or on a broad reach… great sailing. Hit over 6 knots with just the main and staysail for a bit. Too much fun.
The occasion was one of the South Sound Sailing Society‘s cruises, and three other boats showed up and each tied up to a state park mooring buoy. Four boats, four buoys, which worked out well. Even had a great potluck dinner on one boat Saturday evening.
The weather was a bit variable, with some rain and wind squalls periodically passing by, but there was also a fair bit of sun, and Sunday morning was very calm and nice.
I sailed part way back, but decided that several hours of single-handed tacking seemed a bit much, so reluctantly started the noisy outboard for the balance of the trip.
Here’s a few photos, and a video:
Approaching McMicken Island.
Scott and Connie on Traveler have quite an interesting blog.