Almost Alone at Blake Island

With the boat headed for a month or so of downtime, we though it best to hop over to Blake Island for the weekend. This being February, and with a bit of a chill in the air, other boats were scarce.

On the upside, no waiting at the locks. The sailboat ahead of us was kind enough to do the waiting for us.

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There was only one other hardy soul on the west side of Blake Island. A sailboat on a mooring buoy off in the distance.

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With relatively dry sky, we took the opportunity to do a bit of hiking about the island. It was moist and green and quite and wonderful.

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A wonderful sunset led to a great evening.

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And a fine quite morning.

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… and it was over all too soon. Time to head back to Lake Union and drop the boat off at Native Brightworks.

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The wait for the locks was less than five minutes. I love winter. We had quite an audience, though. Probably fifty people surrounded us as the lock cycled. I felt like I should have dressed better or been more interesting. We pretty much just stood there.

More later.