Sunday, October 05, 2014

Back in the USA. Roche Harbor, San Juan Island

October 5, 2014

Back in the USA. Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, San Juan Islands, Washington State.

Made a nice stop in Nanaimo and had a spontaneous raft up with Wayne Gorrie and Jannie Bell of  Van Isle 360 fame.  We'd been in email contact with Wayne for some time  and much to our delight we sailed into the harbor just as Wayne and Jannie were finishing a Saturday afternoon regatta on their Farrier tri.  Wayne called us on the VHF radio and we dropped the hook for an inpromtu raft up.  After a nice visit, the tide was right for a run through Dodd Narrows, so we cut our stay short and went with the tide to spend the night in Pirates Cove.

 Today sailed back into US waters after a short 3 week visit to Canada.   Cleared customs in Roche harbor.  Met up with Camwest veteran Adam Eltinge and lovely wife Deanna for a beer in Roche.

Tomorrow we sail for Port Townsend to hopefully meet up south pacific cruising buddies Bob & Dianna and possibly the crew (skipper Greg) of f/v Duna?  Or (Joe)  f/v Western? And who else lives in PT?

Then hopefully Port Ludlow to visit godparents Jim & Nancy before heading to Seattle later in the week.

That's it for now