Social Distancing on our Nordhavn 40

We feel very blessed to have R Lil’ Ship, our stout 40′ Nordhavn. She provides us with a means to refuge and get away from the “crazy” that life has become amid the scare of the coronavirus. With the ability to cook in a full service galley, wash clothes, take showers, make water/power, compact weeks of garbage, watch movies and just relax without the constant barrage of phones and emails it was just what we needed after a fairly stressful work week.

Our original destination was Blake Island however a lot of like minded mariners must have had the same idea and the first come, first serve marina was pretty full. No matter, we pushed forward and eventually ended up in Eagle Harbor and were able to get a nice spot on the public dock. The public dock is a bargain at $.50 a foot and $5.00 a day for power. The docks even have water and a dumpster for trash. There are great restaurant, shops and a great grocery store within 5 minute walk from the dock. Our three dogs love Z Bones a great pet store.

On our way we decided to fuel up in Des Moines where diesel was only $1.99 a gallon! Since we don’t have to fuel up very often it had been quite some time since we stopped in Des Moines. They have continued improvements and have a nice little sandwich/sundries shack. It even serves beer and wine. We are going to have to go back on another weekend and check it out.

Friday evening consisted of a little too much libation which can sometimes occur after a tough week at work but Saturday was glorious. The sun came out in the late morning and we took a long walk visiting the beach, chandlery and admiring the spring foliage and general splendor of the 1st spring day of 2020. Mike took the opportunity to play and practice with his DJI Mavic 2 drone and upon retuning back to the boat, he worked on a few boat projects while I sat on the bow, soaked up some sunshine, listened to acoustic blues and loved on my three fur-babies while working on barking manners. Those girls just love to bark at everything that moves and somehow decide wherever we are docked is their territory to protect!

Sunday always seems to come too soon but we had a really nice cruise home.

A familiar sight when we turn towards Hylebos Waterway, beautiful Mt. Rainer

Categories: Puget Sound Boating

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