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Old 06-27-2015, 04:19 PM   #7
av8r
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City: Gig Harbor
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Selah
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander 40
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 237
5 choices
Marinas in south and central Puget Sound:
Arabella's Landing in Gig Harbor -- nice people and facility, easy stroll along the old Gig Harbor waterfront (1 day)
Percival Landing in Olympia -- no power but in old downtown area, lots of food close by (1 day)
Jarrell's Cove Marina, Harstene Island -- ice cream, good fuel dock (diesel is only available in 4 marinas south of Tacoma and three of them can be challenging for a trawler)
Swantown in Olympia -- nice facility, Farmer's Market within walking distance (1 day)
Port of Poulsbo -- like the marina and people, lots of good food in old downtown Poulsbo (1 day)

Anchorages and mooring:
Jarrell Cove State Park -- mooring buoys, dock, limited walking trails. Good place for grandkids to play on the beaches or in the dinghy or kayaks (2 days)
Penrose Point State Park -- mooring buoys, dock, walking trails, on-shore camping if you want to meet someone (2 days)
Dockton / Quartermaster Harbor -- dock, walking trails (1 day)
Poulsbo -- lots of anchorage (1 day)
Henderson Inlet -- anchorage, kayaking, public shore access (1 day)

If we had time constraints and faced the choice of Puget Sound or the Gulf Islands we would opt for north. Marin's list is pretty good, but we like Roche Harbor and Deer Harbor. A visit to Rosario for Michael Peacock's daily organ concert is fun, and a stop on the Olga community dock is pleasant also. There used to be a large art gallery and small restaurant at Olga but it was damaged by arson and I don't know if it has been reopened.
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