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  1. July Cruise Day 23

    July PNW Cruise Day 23
    Anacortes to West Sound, Orcas Island.



    With our weekend guest aboard, Scott Lindberg, we sailed, motored, then sailed across Rosario straits, through Obstruction pass, across the mouth of East Sound, into Harney Channel and finally up into West Sound and into Massacre bay and Skull Island. Along the way, with Mt. Baker always in the background, we came across ...

    Updated 12-23-2011 at 08:36 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
  2. July Cruise Day 22

    July PNW Cruise Day 22
    Oak Harbor to Anacortes



    Friday dawned Sunny, no fog and light winds for our trip back up the inside of Whidbey Island. But this time we are going through the Slough, the inside passage through Laconner coming out just east of Anacortes. The predicted -1.4ft tide today kept us from taking the more direct route out Deception pass so opted to arrive at the entrance ...

    Updated 12-23-2011 at 08:36 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
  3. July Cruise Day 21

    July PNW Cruise Day 21
    Oak Harbor - Coupville for Lunch - Oak Harbor



    Allison Trunkey took the wheel and we went out sailing with friends. The forecast for today was grey skies and southerly breeze building to a possible gale out of the west. Not the best day for a pleasure sail with friends in Penn Cove but we figured we’d poke our heads out of the bay, grab our crab pot we had set ...

    Updated 12-23-2011 at 08:38 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
  4. July Cruise Day 20

    July PNW Cruise Day 20
    Cypress Island through Deception Pass to Oak Harbor



    The morning dawned sunny in our little harbor but looking towards the east end of the island we could see that the fog was pushing in once again from the Straits. Today we would be heading out into the eastern entrance to the Straits of Juan De Fuca and through Deception Pass, a notoriously strong current spot, ...

    Updated 12-23-2011 at 08:38 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
  5. July Cruise Day 19

    July PNW Cruise Day 19
    Bellingham to Eagle Harbor on Cypress Island.



    After a late night with friends in Bellingham we woke to fog, but this time only in our heads... The winds piped up again out of the south and we had a great sail out of Bellingham bay, passing two tall ships on the way out that looked to be heading into the harbor for provisions and a M26 motoring in behind them. ...

    Updated 12-23-2011 at 08:39 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
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