Olympia to Gig Harbor

Juneteenth and post pandemic Ann and I along with our dog Ensign Wilson set out from home port Olympia for Gig Harbor. Finally no rain but also no wind so the 21 hp Yanmar took over. With the tide and currents we made good 6 knots per hour on the GPS and waltzed in to Gig 4.5 hours later. The Puget Sound water was flat like for good water skiing. On our own and not much traffic we enjoyed porpoise and seals along the way. Finally we could again get north of the Tacoma Narrows bridge and again will cross the Straits of San Juan de Fuca. Kestrel is a blue water boat and very capable. Our departure music today was the Afro American Symphony by William Grant Still in honor of the end of slavery. Fair winds from SV Kestrel.

Author: S/V Kestrel

Retired maritime executive and cargo surveyor.

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