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Old 03-20-2015, 10:19 PM   #21
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What's the predominant bottom composition in the south sound? Mud, rock? Skinny muddy bottoms I'm completely comfortable with, rocky may be a bit different.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:13 AM   #22
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What's the predominant bottom composition in the south sound? Mud, rock? Skinny muddy bottoms I'm completely comfortable with, rocky may be a bit different.

The bottom is mostly mud. There are a few sandy and rocky areas, but predominantly you will anchor in a mud bottom.
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Yup stay away from the south Sound. The last time I was in Budd Inlet I ended up waiting out the tide in the mud. South of Priest Point in Budd Inlet there is very little water at low tide. In my defense, that trip was a bit before GPS and the fog was the arm's length variety.

In addition to being narrow and shallow, Hammersley Inlet has some pretty good currents.
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Definitely stay in the marked channels in Budd Inlet. It's tempting to travel right down the middle, but there are shallow places. I've seen local sailors out in the middle but they probably know where the shallow spots are. The South Sound has some beautiful scenery and Olympia has one of the best farmer's markets we've been to. I think it's an area worth seeing, if only one time.
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We spent the better part of a summer cruising the south sound and Hood Canal shooting video for our WA State Marine Parks Cruising Guides (Volume 2). It is quite a departure from the more familiar and desirable cruising grounds in the islands and beyond, but we thoroughly enjoyed our time down there. For one thing it was like being on a lake most of the time. And all the larger boats we encountered were heading north.

We always recommend visiting Hope Island State Park (the southern one, not the one up by Deception Pass). Only an hour out of Olympia, it has some historical features (and old farmhouse) and a very nice, long walk around the island. Very peaceful, yet so close to the state capitol.

The other thing we recommend for south sound cruising is belonging to a yacht club. The reciprocal opportunities are very good from Seattle south. Because we were "working", it was nice to be able to grab a slip every third day or so and have computers running all day to get caught up.
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