Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-17-2014, 09:58 PM   #61
Guru
 
Edelweiss's Avatar
 
City: PNW
Country: USA
Vessel Model: 1976 Californian Tricabin LRC
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,834
It was the Clinton to Mukilteo run which crosses the 2 1/2 miles of Possession Sound between Whidbey Island and the mainland.

But as you note the Keystone to Port Townsend run is more notorious as a potentially ugly crossing!! Not only rougher water but smaller ferry boats. Wisely they are more apt to shut that run down for weather, tide and swells. I have first hand experience on that crossing, which was white knuckle most off the way!!
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Larry B
Careful . . .I Have a Generator and I'm not afraid to use it !
Edelweiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2014, 11:13 PM   #62
Guru
 
BruceK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,573
Great pics. Mimics the import here of Alfa Romeo cars as deck cargo on submarines.
__________________

__________________
BruceK
Island Gypsy 36 Europa "Doriana"
Sydney Australia
BruceK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2014, 12:23 AM   #63
Scraping Paint
 
City: -
Country: -
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,748
According to the photographer, he thinks the waves might have pushed cars back from the bow because in his early photos of the ship there are cars visible in the front of the boat. By the time it got closer to Mukilteo, they were no longer visible. I have not read anything about this aspect of the crossing, however.

After a short pause in service during the worst of the waves, ferry service resumed. Apparently not a single run was missed that day despite the brief suspension of service.
Marin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2014, 03:31 AM   #64
Senior Member
 
klee wyck's Avatar
 
City: Seattle and Bellingham
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Klee Wyck and Libra
Vessel Model: Lowland 48 and Noordzee Kotter 52
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 251
Those pics bring back memories. About a year plus ago after overnighting in Port Townsend we went through Deception and up Skagit Bay toward Seattle. A storm predicted to come in around midnight came in early and bigger than forecast. As we hit the sounthern end of Whidbey near where these pics were taken, we had wind from the south with a fetch to Tacoma, wind gauge had mostly 32-34 knots but gusts to 40 and tide coming in against it. Wind waves to 6'+ breaking and 4-5 seconds apart, up one through the next. Boat did fine, people not so much. Won't soon forget. Pics sure brought me back there.
__________________
Bill
klee wyck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2014, 12:09 PM   #65
Guru
 
Edelweiss's Avatar
 
City: PNW
Country: USA
Vessel Model: 1976 Californian Tricabin LRC
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,834
Surprisingly strong storm and crazed seas can develop in Possession Sound for such a small body of water. I kept my boat at Edmonds, for a short period of time. For runs North it was generally the chosen route and is normally calm sea conditions as opposed to the Strait of Juan De Fuca on the West side of Whidbey Island. But you get that wind out of the South on an ebb tide and you get a completely different situation. Once past Everett , around Camano Island, though it will usually begin to calm down.
__________________
Larry B
Careful . . .I Have a Generator and I'm not afraid to use it !
Edelweiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2014, 10:04 AM   #66
Newbie
 
SKYGUY's Avatar
 
City: Olympia, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: VELOCITY
Vessel Model: 42' Kadey - Krogen WB
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4
But we very seldom shovel our rain! The Seattle area gets less annual rain than most major cities in the USA; ckeck out the NWS stats....
SKYGUY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2014, 11:18 AM   #67
Grand Vizier
 
Delfin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,496
Quote:
Originally Posted by SKYGUY View Post
But we very seldom shovel our rain! The Seattle area gets less annual rain than most major cities in the USA; ckeck out the NWS stats....
True, but it comes down in teenie tiny droplets over a long period of time....
__________________
Delfin
"Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis." - Jack Handy
Delfin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2014, 08:46 PM   #68
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,184
Quote:
Originally Posted by SKYGUY View Post
But we very seldom shovel our rain! The Seattle area gets less annual rain than most major cities in the USA; ckeck out the NWS stats....
Yeah, we don't shovel our sunshine either.
__________________
Al

Custom Google Trawler Forum Search
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2014, 10:17 PM   #69
Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,291
So anybody in or around Seattle today knows winter is here. No rain just icy-snow and a chill index in the teens with winds gusting to 40. Ice on the docks and my boat tugging on its lines. If I must do winter here please send back the drizzle with the warmer air.
eyschulman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2014, 12:13 AM   #70
Scraping Paint
 
City: -
Country: -
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,748
We were up in Bellingham today doing some work on the boat. Twenty degrees (f) with a 15 knot north wind. What we call a nice, brisk day.
__________________

Marin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012