On Wednesday I left Gig Harbor to go to the Olympia Yacht Club as I had a couple days of meetings at the Capitol.
Leaving Wednesday morning I found the boat iced in. The head of the harbor had frozen over. It wasn't that thick so with a lot of time, patience, use of thrusters and prop to stir up the deeper salt water to meet the frozen brackish water, I finally got out of my slip, the boat turned around, and cut a channel out to open water. Then it was a beautiful clear day to Olympia.
Well, the forecast turned worse and they are predicting high winds and snow. So I left a little earlier than planned today to make sure I beat the storm. Now it is snowing. Not terribly common around here.
Current is going with the light breeze so the water is calm. Good thing as there have been a huge number of logs in the water from the recent high tides