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Old 02-07-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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The best boating season

Took the boat out last weekend for an overnight in a small bay about 2 hours from Bellingham. This is our favorite kind of boating. Nobody else out there, crisp, cold day, patchy fog.

In the summer this bay is chock full of boats but last weekend we were the only boat there. Wonderful quiet. The only sounds other than the birds were the occasional echoing horns from the trains running along the mainland coast.

The tanker with its Foss tug brake and rudder was leaving the Vendovi anchorage where tankers wait to be loaded or unloaded at the Anacortes, Ferndale, and Cherry Point refineries.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:28 PM   #2
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You know it Marin.

I love boating this time of year.

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Old 02-07-2013, 03:38 PM   #3
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All year here. Mark, Al, Mark, and Meg seem to agree.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:36 PM   #4
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Yup, we love the solitude in the Winter. Was it Sucia?
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Early to mid-November is about as late in the season we got on the sailboat. Hoping for much later and earlier with the trawler.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:10 PM   #6
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Yup, we love the solitude in the Winter. Was it Sucia?
No, although in years past when we had good friends who lived on Sucia we would visit them throughout the year and during the winter we were often the only boat at the island other than our friend's boat.
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It was Cypress' Eagle Harbor!? , and you are right - the cruising in February and March is fantastic.
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It was Cypress' Eagle Harbor!? , and you are right - the cruising in February and March is fantastic.
No, not there either. Although we do like Eagle Harbor when it's not crowded.
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