How many mooring buoys?

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We were anchored in Port Madison a few evenings ago. We’ve been here many times. When we kept the boat on Lake Union, Port Madison was often our last stop on the way home. One of the things I notice is that there is very little room for anchoring compared to years ago when we first started coming here. There are mooring buoys everywhere. I find it hard to believe all of these buoys are legally placed and permitted.

Update 6.21.19: Received a nice response from the DNR. Will post more shortly.

Robert at Windbourne in Puget Sound posted additional information regarding my post. You can find it here.

Update 6.14.19: Later this afternoon … I received a response from the right resource at the DNR stating they would respond to my inquiry next week.

Earlier this morning … No response to my second email. I sent a third email to the DNR’s aquatic resources devision’s general email address ([email protected]). Waiting …

Update 6.6.19: It has been a week since I emailed the folks at the DNR ([email protected]). So far no response. I resent the note. Will see if I get a response …

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Poulsbo’s Third of July Fireworks

The yellow arrows are the three Poulsbo marinas. Leftmost is the city marina. The Poulsbo Yacht Club is in the middle, and Liberty Bay Marina is to the right. The purple arrow is the fireworks barge. We are the blank spot in the center.

Everything else is boats here for the show. Big boats, little boats, rafts of boats, lots of boats.

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The Third of July in Poulsbo

Lots of boats are here now. This is about 10:00 am. That’s us. The arrow. Well where there arrow points.

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Poulsbo Today

I know. The boat lives here in Poulsbo anyway. So why do we anchor out half a mile from our marina for the Third of July fireworks? It’s fun. It’s fun being a part of the mass of boats swaying with the breeze. Much better than tied to the dock.

This is Monday morning. We arrived from Gig Harbor about 9:00. Not many boats here yet …

Smokey Skies in the Gulf Islands

We spent two nights at Wallace Island and two nights in Montague. It’s been four days since we’ve seen the sun. Smoke from forest fires in the region covered the area. The weather has been nice, just no sun and blue sky. Maybe there were clouds from time to time, but we couldn’t see them.

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Wallace Island Sunset

We are at Wallace Island. The sunset last night was wonderful.