We both didn’t want it to end. The breeze was just too good. So we jibed away from the entrance to Friday Harbor, Wash., reached past Reid Rock at about 7.5 knots and did a sort of victory lap before coming in
close hauled and dropping the sails in the harbor. Summer was just days from calling it a season and it was one of those picture-perfect afternoons on the tail end of a short cruise that would be enough to get even the most steadfast landlubber into sailing.
This marked the end of our trip moving Yahtzee north, but it was a beginning, too. The San Juan Islands are our new home-base and cruising ground, and though we have been here before, we are excited to explore and meet new people in this bastion of Pacific Northwest cruising. And even though Jill and the Navigator weren’t able to make the trip and revel in the moment with me, it was made special by the person who got me into this whole sailing thing in the first place, my dad.
Enjoy this week’s edition.
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