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Dropping the tender

(July 16, 2018) We are at anchor and planning to stay at anchor for four or five days. Time to drop the tender and explore!

currents are not fun

(July 15, 2018) The 10.4 knots on the upper gauge shows how fast we were moving through the water. The bottom gauge, with 3.8 knots show our progress. We spent six hours today bucking a current against us ranging from 3.5 to 6 knots! Sent from my iPhone

Drive time

(7/13/2018) Were driving a couple hours out to the west coast of Vancouver Island today. I'm taking the drone and hoping to get some great beach footage. I forgot to charge the battery though (oops!).. so .. whatever footage I get, there won't be much of it.

We are at anchor

(7/8/2018) We dropped anchor in front of the marina, just as a way of making our early morning departure tomorrow simple. We plan an early morning departure hoping to beat some bad weather developing tomorrow afternoon.

Frustration Du Jour

(7/7/2018) My 50 amp shorepower cable has an automated cord retrieval system which has always been unreliable. Today it quit completely. Crap. I get to spend the rest of the season with the cord coiled up in my cockpit. Oh well...

Fireworks on the 4th

(7/4/2018) This was the first year weve been at Roche Harbor for July 4th. It was pretty incredible! Lots of decorated boats. My goal today is to get a rental car. We need to do some provisioning in nearby Friday Harbor. There's a store here on the docks, but there's a bigger store in Friday Harbor. The bad news is that we can't buy too much. We enter Canada soon and I'm not sure what we can and can't take across the border.

Kenmore Air

(7/3/2018) On the plane now. Looking forward to seeing the boat.

View Landing

Fireworks on the 4th

(7/2/2018) Today is our last day in Seattle. We expect to be on the boat for over two months. There isnt too much to pack though. We keep a set of clothes on the boat. Tomorrow morning well fly Kenmore Air (a tiny float plane) about 45 minutes to Roche Harbor Marina in the San Juan Islands. The float plane arrives at the dock within 20 feet of our boat. The 4th of July at Roche will be incredible!

July 4th

Roche Harbor

(7/1/2018) Roberta and I have been stuck ashore the last month, but will head back to the boat on Tuesday. I'm not sure what cruising we will do. Short-term, I think we just want to chill on the boat for a few days and enjoy Roche Harbor

Roche Harbor Live Cam

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 Ken Williams  7/15/2018

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