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47º 43.686' N122º 38.784' WS/V GraceBoat anchored too close to us and when the wind shifted and got stronger we decided to move to our favorite spot between the marina and yacht club, which is more protected from N/S fetch.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 43.656' N122º 38.934' WS/V Grace8 hours, 53 nm from Seqium to Poulsbo to take of Darlene's dental emergency. Tricky to time the tide level out of Sequim with the currents to Point Wilson to enter Puget Sound. We entered at zero tide and left at +1.5 tide. Following the arrival track the opposite direction we had plenty of depth, no less than 8 feet so we probably don't need to worry about tide level for entering and exiting Sequim Bay. We had at least a 2 knot current against us for the first half, would have been better an hour or two later but we didn't want to arrive late. Agate Pass had 5.5 knot flood current and we hit 11 knots going through it.over 3 years  agoShow

48º 2.502' N123º 1.482' WS/V Grace4.5 hours, 32 nm from Mud Bay to Sequim. Picked up a mooring bouy at Sequim Bay State Park. Beautiful bay and state park and we will return. Lots of room on mooring bouys and anchoring in cove near John Wayne Marina in high season. Good ATT and T-mobile reception.over 3 years  agoShow

48º 27.318' N122º 50.28' WS/V Grace3 hours, 20nm from Chuckanut Bay to Mud Bay. Decided to leave this protected anchorage because it's too bouncy with swells coming in from Bellingham Bay, and Mud Bay is a good jumping point to our next destination, whichever direction it might be. We're considering Sequim and then perhaps Mystery Bay/Stow Bay/Marrowstone/Fort Flagler.over 3 years  agoShow

48º 40.002' N122º 30.042' WS/V Grace1 hour, 6nm from Bellingham/Squalicum Harbor to Chuckanut Bay/Pleasant Bay. Good Att, T-mobile worked on cell booster but not on iPad. Very protected anchorage but subject to swells from Bellingham Bay that made it more bouncy than is comfortable. Might actually be better in a storm so that wind and waves go in the same direction.over 3 years  agoShow

48º 45.3' N122º 29.868' WS/V Grace4:22m 28nm from Mud Bay to Bellingham to re-provision. We intended to anchor in Fidalgo Bay and go to Anacortes, but the anchorage was too crowded with boats and crab pots, and too shallow for our liking. We probably won't attempt to anchor there in the future but we did learn later from a friend that during the summer Cap Sante Marina provides 4 hours free guest berthing if you call for assignment when you arrive. Plan B was to anchor in Fairhaven in South Bellingham, which was also crowded and a bit too rolly/bumpy being so exposed, so we went with plan C to get a guest berth in Squalicum harbor for a reasonable rate of $1.10 per foot, cost us 155.10 for 3 days. Went to the Community Co-op (1 mile) and Trader Joes (2 miles), ate at La Fiamma Wood Fire Pizza (excellent) and Anthony's Hearthfire Grill right next to our guest dock, first "dine in" experiences since March, before the Covid lockdown. First overnight at a dock since April 9th in Olympia.over 3 years  agoShow

48º 27.342' N122º 50.61' WS/V GraceSwifts Bay to Mud Bay at the southern most part of Lopez Sound, 62 min, 6.25nm. Protected, water pretty calm despite winds in mid teens. Good ATT reception, poor T-mobile on iPad but good T-mobile on cell booster.over 3 years  agoShow

48º 32.85' N122º 52.02' WS/V GraceSpencer Spit to Swifts Bay, 2.3 nm, lots of room, protected but a bit rolly. Great ATT and T-mobile reception.over 3 years  agoShow

48º 31.986' N122º 51.186' WS/V Grace36 min, 3nm from Shoal Bay to Spencer Spit State Park. Navigated the narrow pass between the spit and Frost Island at +5 high tide with plenty of depth (guidebook says to stay close to Frost Island). Anchored on the south side of Spencer Spit, as North winds were forecast, however the winds were from the South and the long fetch of Lopez Sound made the anchorage bumpy. Dinghied to shore and had to navigate past eel grass to get to the beach. Took a walk on the spit then decided to leave for a more protected anchorage right around the corner at Swifts Bay.over 3 years  agoShow

48º 33.87' N122º 52.716' WS/V Grace3:25 hours, 20nm from Stuart Island (Reid Harbor) to Shoal Bay, Lopez Island. Wanted to visit Jones Island or Friday Harbor, both were too crowded so we proceeded towards our goal of cruising Lopez Sound prior to visiting Anacortes.over 3 years  agoShow

48º 40.428' N123º 11.832' WS/V Grace3:40, 22nm from East Sound to Reid Harbor in Stuart Island. Tied up to mooring bouy, great loop trail easily accessible via state park dock. No T-Mobile reception, able to get ATT by using halyard and extension cord to raise hotspot almost to the top of the mast.over 3 years  agoShow

48º 41.4' N122º 54.498' WS/V Grace2:15, 12.5nm from Massacre Bay to East Sound, anchored opposite Indian Island and diagonal to the public dock. Great town with good market, restaurants, etc. Good T-Mobile reception and was able to get ATT by using extension cord to raise our hotspot to the mast spreader using flag halyard. On the way from West Sound to East Sound we stopped at Rosario Resort Marina fuel dock to fill up our water tanks (we called ahead and said that getting water on their fuel dock is free, no purchase necessary).over 3 years  agoShow

48º 37.098' N122º 59.034' WS/V Grace1 hour, 5.2 nm from Blind Bay (Shaw Island) to Massacre Bay, West Sound of Orcas Island. Stopped at Orcas Landing public dock, next to ferry dock, to walk around and shopped at market. Great kayaking, no shore access, good T-Mobile reception, no ATT reception at all. On the way from West Sound to East Sound we stopped at Rosario Resort Marina fuel dock to fill up our water tanks (we called ahead and said that getting water on their fuel dock is free, no purchase necessary).over 3 years  agoShow

48º 34.788' N122º 56.028' WS/V Grace2:20 and 15.5 nm from Sucia to Blind Bay. Intended to stop at Jones Island State Park but was too busy. Great anchorage, great cell reception, we dinghied to Blind Island for a walk, kayaked around the bay, and visited the store by the ferry landing which is small but nice. Good access via dinghy dock that is reserved for store use.over 3 years  agoShow

48º 44.982' N122º 53.982' WS/V Grace7.25 hours, 43 nm from Port Townsend to Sucia Island State Park. Tied up to a mooring ball in Echo Bay, which was rolly, so after a few days moved to Fossil Bay, also on a mooring ball (has 2 docks). July 4th was busy and full but otherwise popular but not too crowded. Great hiking, especially the trail to Ewing Cove. Great future anchoring options in Echo Bay (best on the south side for protection from wind and swells), Fox Cove, Shallow Bay (not in extreme low tides), Snoring Bay is nice and has 2 mooring balls. Ewing Cove is beautiful and has 4 mooring balls, but exposed so best in very settled conditions. Good anchoring also in Fossil Bay just beyond the mooring balls, also exposed, but no more than the rest of the bay. We were able to use both T-Mobile and ATT.over 3 years  agoShow

48º 6.498' N122º 45.816' WS/V Grace2.25 hours, 14.5 nm from Port Ludlow to Port Townsend to anchor on way to SJI. Weather bad and we stayed on the boat rather than go ashore to our favorite Thai place as planned.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 55.134' N122º 41.268' WS/V Grace2.5 hours, 16 nm from Kingston to Port Ludlow to stay overnight at anchor on the way to Port Townsend.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 47.394' N122º 29.874' WS/V Grace3 hours, 18 miles from Poulsbo to Brownsville for fuel, then through Agate Pass to Kingston to go to our favorite bookstore and meet Eric.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 43.74' N122º 38.856' WS/V Grace7 hours, 50 nm from McMicken to Poulsbo to celebrate Darlene's birthday and prepare to head North to the San Juans now that they are open again.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 14.808' N122º 51.678' WS/V Grace3.5 nm, 32 minutes from Joemma State Park to McMicken Island State Park. Tied up to a mooring bouy on the east side. Kayak paddle around the island and to shore for a hike.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 13.452' N122º 48.696' WS/V Grace6.25 miles, 1 hour from Tolmie to Joemma State Park, which had a nice dock to tie to but open only for day use, so decided to throw out our garbage and go across to McMicken State Park.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 7.476' N122º 46.026' WS/V Grace3.5 hours, 23 nm from Dockton to Tolmie State Park. Tied to mooring ball next to the underwater park and had divers under our boat. Took kayak ashore and hiked.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 22.476' N122º 27.318' WS/V Grace7.5 hours, 14 miles from Blake Island to Dockton to anchor overnight before going through Tacoma Narrows to South Sound.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 32.676' N122º 28.908' WS/V Grace3.5 hours from Poulsbo to Blake Island State Park. Tied up to mooring ball on North side of island in front of entrance to dock area with great view of Seattle. Decided not to stay as it was too rolly for Darlene. West side mooring balls are more protected from wake and swells from strait, but they were full, so departed towards South Sound.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 42.708' N122º 38.466' WS/V GraceMoved from anchorage to Port of Poulsbo dock for 4 hour guest visit ($10.00) to fill up on water, recharge batteries, flush watermaker, wash deck, test new portlight install, etc, then decided to test this cove next to Virginia Point which has the best protection from S winds. We both really like it here! Exactly 1 mile to marina, a very doable dinghy ride.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 43.71' N122º 38.808' WS/V Grace28nm, 4:15 from Gig Harbor to Poulsbo to pick up packages, re-provision, fill up on water, and finally eat some restaurant food again (take out, due to pandemic). Anchored in area between yacht club and marina for the first time, very nice spot protected from fetch of Liberty bay and easy dinghy ride to shore.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 20.142' N122º 34.95' WS/V Grace9nm, 1.5 hours from Echo Bay to Gig Harbor. Anchorage is amazingly empty. Could be off season or coronavirus or both.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 15.972' N122º 38.322' WS/V Grace12nm from Oro Bay to Echo Bay, Fox Island, Carr Inlet. Anchored in 40 feet on the west side of 14 acre Tanglewood Island. Great T-mobile reception, finally! Beautiful and peaceful cove, great protection from South, good holding. Enjoying the spring sunshine and plan to get some work done before heading North.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 8.232' N122º 42.258' WS/V Grace20nm, 3 hours from Olympia to Oro Bay. Busiest anchorage we've been to in the South Sound. Yacht Club docks are full. Several boats anchored near us after we arrived and left in the morning. over 3 years  agoShow

47º 3.0' N122º 54.318' WS/V Grace20nm, 3 hours from Vaughn Bay to Olympia to provision and do laundry. Two nights at Port Plaza dock, water but no power, very affordable though. Was able to fill water tanks, dispose of accumulated garbage, scrub the deck. Provisioned at Thriftway, short walk, full social distancing protocols. Laundry at Swantown Marina where we topped off our fuel tanks before departing. Looking forward to visiting Olympia when stores and restaurants re-open.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 20.028' N122º 46.062' WS/V Grace6nm from Jarrell's Cove to Vaughn Bay. We were on a state park bouy in Jarrell's Cove and decided to tie up to the dock ahead of a storm forecast when a ranger informed us that not only are all the state parks closed, but that includes all state park bouys and docks, which puts a crimp in our south Puget Sound cruising plans. Vaughn Bay is the nearest protected anchorage and we wanted to check it out anyway. Entrance is very narrow and only has 1 foot at zero low tide, so we entered at +13 high tide. Even avoiding charted shoals near entrance we only had 9 feet under our keel in the center area just inside the bay, which means we would need a minimum of +3 high tide to enter and exit, preferably + 6 or more. ATT reception OK, T-mobile poor. Installed our new Cradlepoint cell booster and T-mobile worked much better. While here we were contacted on our Instagram and welcomed by 2 Vaughn Bay residents, one who gave us the local knowledge of where the deeper water was located when navigating the entrance. Sad to leave!over 3 years  agoShow

47º 17.004' N122º 53.22' WS/V Grace23nm from Shelton to Jarrell's Cove, 3 hours and 20 minutes. Tied up at a state park bouy across from private marina. Looking forward to hiking and exploring!over 3 years  agoShow

47º 12.882' N123º 5.034' WS/V Grace7.5nm from Hope Island to Shelton. Anchored in 25 feet between the marina and the log boom about 200 feet away to avoid the cable area. Beautiful trip through Hammersley Inlet and Oakland Bay is scenic despite the lumber mill. We plan to brave the Coronavirus restrictions to go to Safeway and the laundromat while here.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 11.376' N122º 55.968' WS/V GraceFilucy Bay to Hope Island, 13nm. Beautiful but pretty exposed and the NW mooring bouys seem a bit too close to shallows. Fine in settled conditions. We chose to stay one night as this is close to the entrance to Hammersley Inlet, and we planned to catch the end of the rising tide for navigating the inlet to Shelton. Entertained by raccoons clamming on shore at low tide.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 13.434' N122º 44.91' WS/V GracePenrose State Park to Filucy Bay, 7nm to anchor for weekend forecasted higher Northerly winds. Anchored in 15 ft in the northernmost area of the bay for best protection. Good holding. We're the only visiting boat. Beautiful and peaceful here.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 15.666' N122º 44.718' WS/V Grace5.5nm from Cutts Island to Penrose Point State Park. Picked up one of 4 mooring bouys. Beautiful, easy shore access at state park float. Had a nice hike and disposed of garbage.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 19.308' N122º 41.034' WS/V GraceWollochet Bay to Cutts Island, 13nm. Two park mooring bouys. Beautiful but exposed with lots of fetch, even with low winds. Decided to stay just overnight.over 3 years  agoShow

47º 16.914' N122º 35.832' WS/V Grace13nm, 2.5 hours from Dockton to Wollochet Bay, went through Tacoma Narrows and anchored in 46 feet, supposedly mud/gravel bottom. First anchorage in South Puget Sound! Peaceful, quiet, expensive beautiful homes lining waterfront. We're the only visiting boat in the bay.almost 4 years  agoShow

47º 22.404' N122º 27.3' WS/V GraceFinally left Poulsbo to anchor in Quartermaster Harbor near Dockton to meet son Eric and GF Tialor on Vashon Island (they moved to West Seattle in January).almost 4 years  agoShow

47º 43.998' N122º 38.946' WS/V GraceReturned to Poulsbo from our haul out at Des Moines and experienced our first couple of snow storms at anchor. Very cool. Poulsbo is beautiful during the holidays, especially after a snow, looks like a postcard. On January 17th we got winter moorage at Port of Poulsbo to qualify for Washington residency and were able to register to vote and get our Washington Enhanced Driver Licenses (required in lieu of passport at airports now). Got a post office box and UPS store box as well. Many, many trips to the UPS store to get parts and supplies needed for the next phase of our cruising journey, including a new Sarca Excel anchor. Consigned our Rocna Vulcan to Longship Marine and it sold within a week to our friends Ron and Kristen from Just Lucky.almost 4 years  agoShow

47º 24.018' N122º 19.704' WS/V GracePoulsbo to Des Moines for haul out at CSR. 25 nm, 4.5 hours (we had to go slow to time our arrival for haul out appt.)about 4 years  agoShow

47º 43.818' N122º 39.276' WS/V GracePort Townsend to Brownsville for fuel, then to Poulsbo to anchor until it's time to go to Des Moines for our haul out in a week. 53 nm, 7 3/4 hours.about 4 years  agoShow

48º 6.42' N122º 46.11' WS/V Grace31nm, 6 hours from Friday Harbor to Port Townsend. Went slower than necessary to catch slack tide at San Juan Channel and avoid strong current around Point Wilson approaching Port Townsend. First time anchoring here, appears to be good holding. Located 850 feet from the harbor entrance with a great view of the historic red brick Jefferson County Courthouse while chimes every hour. Had lunch at our favorite Thai place- 123 Thai, went to West Marine and learned from Rachel of SV Zayante that there's a metal ring we can secure our dinghy to if we land by Better Living Through Coffee shop to the west of the pier between the ferry terminal and Port Hudson. Another tip from Rachel was to anchor to the west in Glen Cove in a southern blow.about 4 years  agoShow

48º 32.646' N123º 0.816' WS/V Grace12.5nm, 2 hours from Garrison Bay to Friday Harbor to anchor overnight and pick up forwarded mail.about 4 years  agoShow

48º 35.172' N123º 9.462' WS/V Grace2.6 nm, 28 minutes from Roche Harbor to Garrison Bay to anchor in a beautiful location for a few days.about 4 years  agoShow

48º 36.702' N123º 9.618' WS/V Grace8.75 nm, 80 minutes from Deer Harbor to Roche Harbor. Decided to tie up at the guest dock for a couple days anticipating strong winds, then will anchor for awhile before heading south for our haul out in Des Moines on Nov 11th.about 4 years  agoShow

48º 37.086' N123º 0.306' WS/V Grace5 nm, 45 minutes from Parks Bay to Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. Bright, calm sunny day is welcome after a week of overcast skies and rain. Yesterday it rained continuously all day without letup, a new experience for us. Deer Harbor is a nice small town with a pizza joint, grill at the General Store at the harbor, and fuel dock. Fuel is expensive, $4.41 gallon for diesel (we paid $2.99 to $3.49 so far in Puget Sound). Small anchorage in between mooring bouys. Fairly weak cell and hotspot reception but better than Parks Bay. General store small but has good inventory of the basics. Beautiful place, but everywhere we go in the San Juan Islands is beautiful!about 4 years  agoShow

48º 33.618' N122º 58.62' WS/V GraceAnchored in Parks Bay, just 3 nm across from Friday Harbor. We have this beautiful spot all to ourselves! Well protected from all directions but west, anchored in 45 feet of water. Poor cell reception (it exists, but very slow) so we'll spend the weekend and go to Deer Harbor on Monday.about 4 years  agoShow

48º 32.646' N123º 0.816' WS/V Grace21 nm, 3 hours from Cap Sante to Friday Harbor. Anchored in 60 feet of water NW of marina and ferry dock opposite University of Washington marine lab. Most available spots to anchor are 50-70 feet deep. Town is the largest and busiest in the San Juans, has a lot to offer and we're enjoying exploring and shopping. Higher winds forecast this week (as high as 46 knots in one forecast) of so we'll tie up in the marina for a few days. Learning about the anchorages, marinas and towns in the San Juan Islands- distances are short, landscape is breathtakingly beautiful, and anchorages are plentiful. We're excited about cruising here!about 4 years  agoShow

48º 30.738' N122º 36.492' WS/V GraceDecided to scrap plans to continue exploring east coast of Whidbey to get to Anacortes (and San Juans) sooner, before we have to turn around and haul out in Des Moines. Went from Langley to anchor overnight in Port Ludlow, then 44 nm, 8 hours motoring to Anacortes to tie up in Cap Sante Boat Haven for 5 days.about 4 years  agoShow

48º 2.31' N122º 23.712' WS/V Grace30 nm, 5 hours from Bell Harbor in Seattle to Langley. Deep anchorage outside the harbor, 40-70 feet. We anchored in 50 feet and have almost all our chain out- 280 feet, so we're OK with 5:1 scope for the benign conditions in the forecast. Looking forward at haul out in November to getting our new 5/16 high test Acco chain, 500 feet which will make it easier to anchor in deep anchorages like this one (up to 90 feet at 5:1 scope, 45 feet at 10:1 scope for storm conditions). Very peaceful, quiet small town.about 4 years  agoShow

47º 36.6' N122º 20.838' WS/V Grace30 nm from Port Ludlow to Bell Harbor in downtown Seattle to celebrate our 11th anniversary and meet up with Amie and Shea who were in town. Small harbor of only 37 slips adjacent to Convention Center and cruise ship terminal. Amazing views and location. Went to Pikes Market several times, breakfast at Lowell's, anniversary dinner at Anthony's Pier 66 at a waterfront table overlooking our boat. Uber to Fisheries Supply ($14.00 one way), truly amazing and wonderful Marine Supply store across the street from Gas Works Park on Lake Union. Bike ride to Ballard Locks to see how they work for a future visit, looks very doable with our existing fenders and long lines. Lunch at the Lockspot Cafe just outside the botanical gardens by the locks, mediocre food. Picked up Amazon packages and provisioned for continuing North. about 4 years  agoShow

47º 55.2' N122º 41.31' WS/V Grace16nm, 3 hours from Kingston to Port Ludlow. After a rolly anchorage in Kingston we were both ready to drop the hook in a beautiful, calm place, preferably protected due to higher winds and rain expected in the next week. We were thrilled to return to Port Ludlow, so far the prettiest anchorage we've experienced, well protected, and last time we were here (which was our first time) we only spent a few days as we had just entered Puget Sound from our trip up the coast and had a date to meet a friend in Port Orchard. We decided to spend a couple of weeks here to catch up on work before going to Seattle's Bell Harbor to celebrate our 11th anniversary. Deep anchorage, 50 feet at high tide. We have all 320 feet of our chain deployed, which is only 5:1 scope (we have to add 5 feet from waterline to bow roller when figuring scope). Looking forward to haul out in November when we'll replace our primary rode with 500 feet of acco galvanized high test chain which would be perfect right now! Still, 5:1 in this protected anchorage should get us through the predicted 30 knot gusts without a problem.about 4 years  agoShow

47º 47.604' N122º 30.09' WS/V Grace8nm, 1.5 hours from Port Madison to Kingston across from the ferry dock and marina, very exposed to the east and the strait. Many commenters don't like the ferry wake but we don't experience the ferries as a problem at all and they are fun to watch. First day was calm, no wind or waves, and comfortable conditions. 2nd and 3rd day windy and bumpy with cross swells entering from the strait. We like Kingston a lot when it's calm, but will get our packages and leave ASAP as Darlene is too seasick to work. Great market (with Amazon Locker) easy 1/2 mile walk next to the Post Office, a great hardware store, and our favorite used bookstore to date- owner is super helpful and chatty and we bought 7 books between us.about 4 years  agoShow

47º 41.844' N122º 32.16' WS/V Grace23 nm, 3.5 hours from Des Moines to anchor in Port Madison. Joined by Raven's Dance and we rafted up and had dinner and stayed overnight to leave in the morning. Beautiful, peaceful, a bit crowded with boat on bouys and homes with docks and boats lining both sides of the inner harbor, but fine for short scope anchoring in settled conditions. Very protected on all sides, but not enough room to be a hurricane hole. No shops, just residences and a couple of parks that look nice for walking, one with a small public dock good for dinghies or kayaks. NO CELL SERVICE! We would have liked to stay longer but need to work and there is no cell service (other than a very faint, unworkable signal) in the inner harbor for ATT or T-Mobile.about 4 years  agoShow

47º 24.084' N122º 19.8' WS/V Grace10 nm from Dockton to Des Moines Marina. Besides recharging batteries and filling water tanks, needed to pick up parts for watermaker. Met with Paul at CSR and will haul out and have them work on Grace before and during our visit to California. Walked the creek trail to the end (4 mile round trip) and took a side trip to Safeway to see how to use the trail to go most of the way there. Very helpful staff and will consider staying here annually while we return to CA for the holidays (very close to SeaTac).over 4 years  agoShow

47º 22.44' N122º 27.342' WS/V Grace27 nm from Bremerton to Dockton to anchor in Quartermaster Bay. Darlene was down with a cold and we didn't go to town in Vashon as planned.over 4 years  agoShow

47º 33.726' N122º 37.296' WS/V GraceMotored 1 mile across Sinclair Inlet to guest dock at Bremerton. We took the ferry to Seattle and played tourist visiting the Space Needle, Chahuly Glass Gardens, Pikes Market, and the big waterfront Ferris Wheel. Also visited the Navy Museum while here.over 4 years  agoShow

47º 32.562' N122º 39.258' WS/V GracePoulsbo to anchor out at Port Orchard, 13 nm.over 4 years  agoShow

47º 43.818' N122º 39.108' WS/V GraceEagle Harbor to Poulsbo, 18nm, to meet our friend Donn Lassila.over 4 years  agoShow

47º 37.278' N122º 31.29' WS/V Grace18 nm from Silverdale/Dyes Inlet to Eagle Harbor. Anchorage much smaller than we thought and not much room with all the mooring balls, all are private and most are empty. Contrary to guidebooks and info online, harbormaster (Tami) confirms there are NO available mooring balls for visitors. They have a public guest dock where boats are able to (required to) raft up to 4 deep.... nah, not going to do that. View of Seattle from here is incredible though.over 4 years  agoShow

47º 38.322' N122º 41.388' WS/V Grace18nm from Poulsbo to Silverdale with a stop in Brownsville for diesel (amazing $2.19/gal). Tied up at Silverdale Waterfront Park dock, self pay station, $22.00 per night including electricity, a great deal, 3 consecutive nights/10 days per month max. Public park and dock with lots of boat and foot traffic, wouldn't want to stay more nights than necessary, we wanted to plug in to shore power for a day to fully charge the batteries, which we found out you can do during the day for a $2.00 charge (no charge for daytime use of docks). Had lunch at a cool, new place called Kettlefish, 2 blocks from the dock. Couple of pubs nearby but not much else. The real eating and shopping is 1.3 miles away at the largest mall on the Olympic peninsula as well as nearby Trader Joe's, Safeway, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Costco, etc. Grocery Outlet is closer at 1/2 mile with Walgreen's one block further. Huge, almost empty anchorage (1 other boat currently anchored), including an area protected from southerly storms across the inlet from Silverdale, near Anna Smith park. Biggest adventure getting here was a bit of nervousness going under two bridges up the Port Washington Narrows, 74 and 76 feet MHW, and our height is 65 feet, which challenged our tide calculation skills (bridge height is Mean High Water, chart depth is Mean Low Water, and if you go at high tide, how do you know what the Mean is to have enough clearance?) because the height was pretty close in this case. As it was, it appears we had 10 feet of clearance at a +5 high tide.over 4 years  agoShow

47º 43.998' N122º 39.108' WS/V Grace5 hours, 30 miles motoring from Gig Harbor to the Norwegian town of Poulsbo with no wind, flat water, surrounded by gorgeous, beautiful mountains, trees and small towns. Hottest day we've experienced so far in PNW. Anchored in 15 feet of water in Liberty Bay just across from the marina. Dinghy dock is next to shore and very shallow with large rocks at low tide. Waterfront area has a nice park and pavilion and the main street looks like a movie set of Norway. Lots of great shops, a market, an exceptional bakery, and a new/used marine store facing the waterfront. We're excited to be hosting our friends Tony and Diane who are taking a break from cruising Mexico and will be our first overnight guests on Grace.over 4 years  agoShow

47º 20.202' N122º 35.148' WS/V GraceMotored 30 miles, 5 hours from Port Orchard to Gig Harbor to anchor for a month or so. Spacious, busy anchorage that can get crowded on the weekend. At one point we were surrounded by rafts of huge, expensive power boats, two rafts of 3 powerboats, and one raft of 5 powerboats that were only 140 feet away from us. Very calm anchorage and the wind has been negligible for most of our stay. Great guest dock in town (Jerisich) for securing the dinghy and another one (Eddon), little used at the other side of town (closer to where we anchored, across from West Shore Marina), Great "Trolley" that runs during the summer, only 50 cents to ride uptown to Safeway or towards Purdy to Costco, Target etc. Made several trips to West Marine, a short walk from the guest dock. No laundry facilities. General Store and natural food store in town, and Finholm's Market on the west shore has basic groceries. We enjoyed visiting the two used bookstores, Ship to Shore Marine store, and Second Wave used/consignment marine store. Great Farmer's Market on Thursdays and summer concerts on Tuesdays. Entertained daily by the constant flow of kayakers, SUPs, competitive paddlers training, and lots of sailing camp kids with their instructors following them in skiffs.over 4 years  agoShow

47º 32.562' N122º 39.258' WS/V GraceMotored 6 hours from Port Ludlow and anchored in Port Orchard to visit a friend. Encountered a pod of young killer whales while passing Seattle and posted videos on our Instagram page. Port Orchard Marina has a nice guest dock open til 10pm with a 4 hour limit for tying up without registering and a new public dock as well. Cute small town with the nearest market more than a mile away. Great laundromat @1/2 mile away. Across Sinclair Inlet is Bremerton, and reportedly the nearest market is also more than a mile away, so Darlene and I don't consider this a long term anchorage. We were greeted at anchor by a large jellyfish swimming next to our boat while watching one of the PNW's beautiful sunsets. Recommended anchorage is West of the Yacht Club, across from Yacht Fish. Depth is 32 feet or so and away from ferries and other boat traffic, so it's nice and quiet. Good fuel dock at PO marina with good price that includes tax. over 4 years  agoShow

47º 55.326' N122º 41.478' WS/V GraceEasy 42 nm, 7.5 hour motorsail up the strait and into south Puget Sound to Port Ludlow to anchor for a couple of days before going to Port Orchard to meet a friend. Anchored in 38-48 feet (tidal range) of mud with 300 feet of chain for 5.5:1 scope, the minimum for our anchor, but very calm anchorage with little wind.over 4 years  agoShow

48º 7.578' N123º 27.3' WS/V GraceEasy 50 nm mile motorsail downwind and waves through the strait of San Juan De Fuca to Port Angeles. 2 knot ebb current slowed us for the first half of the trip. Darlene decided she was ready for a break from traveling and wants to spend her birthday here, which is in 3 days. Tentative plan to depart the 24th.over 4 years  agoShow

48º 22.086' N124º 37.5' WS/V GraceWE DID IT! 2 months and 800 nm from San Francisco Bay to Neah Bay at the entrance to Puget Sound. 135 total hours in 9 legs. Final leg was the longest, 27 hours from Astoria to Neah Bay. 6 of the legs were overnight passages to time bar crossings. This is a big deal for us because Darlene gets very seasick and any medication knocks her out, which means she was sleeping most of the time while I singlehanded, but we chose our weather windows carefully, had a great trip as comfy as possible, and made it to our cruising grounds and new adopted home! Here's a recap of our trip- 4 years  agoShow

46º 11.292' N123º 51.288' WS/V GraceMade it to Astoria, OR on the Columbia River after a 22 hour overnight passage, 113 nm, great conditions for a long but comfy ride. Could have been a few hours shorter but had to time crossing the bar in Newport and crossing the infamous Columbia River bar. We'll be here for at least a couple of weeks to catch up on mail, business, etc.over 4 years  agoShow

44º 37.44' N124º 3.126' WS/V GraceChallenging 15.5 hour slog, 80nm from Brookings to South Beach Harbor, Newport. 3-5 foot short period mixed swells made for a bumpy, wet ride. Refueled in Newport, took the bus over the bridge to Englund's for some needed boat supplies, visited OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, but have to leave to catch our weather window before we could make it to the Aquarium, supposedly one of the 10 best in the U.S.over 4 years  agoShow

43º 20.406' N124º 19.806' WS/V GraceQuick stop in Coos Bay at Charleston Harbor, after easy 15 hour overnight passage from Brookings (we’re getting good at choosing weather windows). Leaving tomorrow for another overnight passage to Newport, also should be 15 hours.over 4 years  agoShow

42º 2.856' N124º 16.122' WS/V GraceShort 3.5 hour hop 20 miles from Crescent City to Brookings, OR to wait at least a week for storms to pass. Much more affordable harbor and more close by resources than Crescent City.over 4 years  agoShow

41º 45.348' N124º 12.156' WS/V GraceShort stay in Crescent City. Leaving tomorrow morning for Brookings, Oregon. Easy 20 miles. Storms coming over the next week or more so we’ll be there awhile waiting for a weather window.over 4 years  agoShow

40º 48.15' N124º 10.698' WS/V GraceWe arrived in Eureka 9am after an overnighter from Fort Bragg. Best possible weather that can be expected for rounding Punta Gorda and Cape Mendicino. To catch this ideal weather window AND coordinate with having enough depth to leave Ft Bragg and arrive in favorable enough conditions to cross the bar into Eureka we had to slow down. What could have been an easy 15 hours at 7 knots became 20 hours at 5 knots. We'll relax in Eureka for a week or so and go to Crescent City from here.over 4 years  agoShow

39º 26.742' N123º 48.318' WS/V Grace15 hour overnight passage from Bodega Bay to Fort Bragg. Tried to leave a day earlier but turned back because our strategy of anchoring below Point Arena didn't work out. Great conditions for passage, Point Arena was pretty tame for us.over 4 years  agoShow

38º 19.992' N123º 2.886' WS/V Grace8.5 hours from Sausalito to Bodega Bay in ideal conditions. We caught the ebb tide out of the GG (9+ knots) and the flood into Bodega Bay. Wind and waves were the best we can expect going the “wrong way”.over 4 years  agoShow

37º 51.546' N122º 29.118' WS/V GraceFinally leaving SF Bay to cruise PNW! First stop is Bodega Bay.over 4 years  agoShow

36º 57.486' N122º 0.996' WS/V GraceSanta Cruzover 5 years  agoShow

37º 30.0' N122º 29.424' WS/V GraceHalf Moon Bayover 5 years  agoShow

37º 54.642' N122º 20.754' WS/V GraceMarina Bay Richmond over 5 years  agoShow

37º 47.052' N122º 16.02' WS/V GraceMarina Village YHalmost 6 years  agoShow

37º 52.218' N122º 29.898' WS/V GraceClipper yacht harboralmost 6 years  agoShow

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