Let go lines at Olympia at 0900 for Gig Harbor 28 nm north via infamous currents at Tacoma Narrows which passed at 1251 hrs. The first bridge across the Narrows known as “galloping Gertie” collapsed in a storm in 1940. You can YouTube it! Due to ebb currents at the bridge our normal 5.5 kt speed was increased to 9.25. Gig Harbor was named by LT Wilkes who arrived in 1841 in a gig, a type of boat. Hot today in the 90s! Motored this leg due to light wind out of the north. Tied up at Arabella’s landing after negotiating a low tide entrance to the harbor, kayaks, paddle boards and Sunday traffic in the harbor. The entrance is extremely narrow and kept my watchful eye on the depth gauge. The new AIS worked! Crew all good though Ensign Wilson was a little nervous during his watch. Extra ration for Wilson. We are off to the famous Tides Tavern at the harbor entrance for requisite draft for the adult crew.
Gary, Ann and Ensign Wilson.