Day 3 Port Ludlow WA

Departed the Viking village of Poulsbo at 1250 hrs. After some discussion about departure music we sided with Wagner over Sibelius and played The Ride of the Valkyries in honor of Ann's brother Ron Trauner an opera aficionado and loyal member of the Wagner society. When it comes to the Ring, Ron has few if any equals. Shortly after departure we encountered a humpback whale alongside us next to the Navy torpedo station at Keyport, a possible spy of mammal origin.
We passed easily under the bridge at Agate Passage and into the Sound for Port Ludlow. Winds variable but less than 5 knots out of the NW we again relied on the 21 hp Yanmar for propulsion. So with the ebb tide we galavanted along at 5.5 to nearly 7 knots making Ludlow at 1810. Distance of 30 nm. Wow! So sailing is a turtle kind of pace. Weather sunny and light winds encountered porpoises, avoided the Kingston Ferries, a Westwood container ship and a Mitsui auto carrier.
Ensign Wilson our watch dog managed some security between naps. Overall a good Passage and happily hoisting a craft beer from an amazing market in Poulsbo. Incidentally the Navy jazz band at Poulsbo was up to New Orleans class. All young guys. So it's nice to be tied up to the dock in this quiet harbor. Ann and I and Wilson send you all fair winds.

Author: S/V Kestrel

Retired maritime executive and cargo surveyor.

3 thoughts on “Day 3 Port Ludlow WA”

  1. Yar! I’ll have to mark Poulsbo down on this list of places to visit. Looks like a great trip so far. Let us know if you see any Orcas.


  2. Gary,
    Sounds like the captain has it all under control! You must have another Nick also following your blog.
    Golf for us tomorrow.


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