Port Townsend to Seattle

Well … for anyone returning in anticipation of a new, witty, and thoughtful post similar to what you have come to expect from the previous few weeks, I apologize. There is not much interesting to report.

We spent yesterday at the Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend cleaning the boat. We washed down the kayaks and inflatable, cleaned the anchor and bow, washed the salt water off, and completed a few other minor projects. I added water to the batteries.

This Blue Heron hung out on the pilings near us most of the morning.

mv Archimedes Point Hudson Blue Heron

Mid day, we moved from slip #1 to #10 so a bigger boat could have the bigger slip.

In the evening, we went out to dinner and watched a movie on the boat.

This morning, we were on our way to Seattle at 6:30am. Low tide.┬áThe flood tide was with us so we expected a quick trip to Seattle. We also expected fog. And we weren’t disappointed.

mv Archimedes Point Hudson low tide 1

Leaving the Point Hudson Marina.

mv Archimedes leaving Point Hudson

We disappeared into the fog shortly after this photo was taken. And that was pretty much what the entire trip was like. Fog. Chartplotter, radar, and Seattle Traffic on the radio. Here is Point No Point in the fog.

mv Archimedes passing Point No Point in the fog

And the view from inside.

mv Archimedes the view from inside

The fog cleared as we got closer to the locks.

There were a few boats waiting at the locks when we arrived. We waited about 15 minutes for the small lock to cycle. We were the second to last boat in the lock.

mv Archimedes returning through Chittenden Locks 1 mv Archimedes returning through Chittenden Locks 2

mv Archimedes returning through Chittenden Locks 3

The trip is over when the lock doors close. Sadly. We motored back to the slip on Lake Union and tied up. We had a great trip. More on that later. Now it’s time to head back to the working world. Sadly.

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