The prediction of gale force winds could not stop R Lil’Ship from making her way from Chinook Marina in Tacoma to Bell Harbor in Seattle to ring in the New Year. Our stout little Nordhavn handled the winds and waves like a champ and not once did we feel uneasy. Once in Seattle, we met up with friends and we visited some of our favorite places. Pikes Place Market although always very crowded is a novelty. We always love walking along the art walk to the Rose Garden. On occasion, we will even walk to Elliott Bay. For New Years Eve we had dinner at the Brooklyn Oyster House and then bundled up to watch the fireworks at the Space Needle.
Our summer cruise to the San Juan Islands was supposed to be filled with kayaking, paddle boarding and hiking however the week before our trip, as fate would have it, I tore my calf muscle while in Cardio-Kickboaxing class. Nonetheless, we ventured on and still had a lovely holiday enjoying good meals, beautiful scenery and a restful 2-weeks away from the grind. We left early am about 4am, and plotted our course to Garrison Bay. Arriving in late afternoon, we had a long but uneventful cruise day. Once in Garrison Bay, we joined our good friends and proceeded to work on getting into vacation mode. We chose to anchor in Garrison Bay as it is very conveniently located to Roche Harbor and one of our furbabies is particularily sensitive to the canon booms each night during the colors ceremony. We really like the ambience of Roche Harbor and all that it has to offer so it is a must visit destination when we travel to the San Juans. Roche Harbor has amazing stores, great people watching, a swimming pool, good restaurants, an art park and off leash dog park! Don’t get me wrong, Garrison Bay is an outstanding anchorage to spend time in. There is lots of room, around 20 ft. of water with a good mud bottom and easy access to English Camp, home of the historic Pig Wars. If you enjoy history, you won’t be disappointed. There is […]