Day 124 On to Poulsbo
When I first look out today it looks like a cloudy quite day today.
Departure: Polnell Point N GPS 48 16.5974 N 122 33.1949 W
Destination: Poulsbo N GPS 48 16.5974 N 122 33.1949 W
Hour meter: 1618 (Klemtu)
Todays Distance: 47 miles
Total mile: 3276
This morning I was up at 0645, and spent my first waking moments updating my journal, just like I’ve done for all the previous journal entries. As I get closer to the end of my Adventure it gets harder to write in my journal. I’m kind of looking forward to being home but then again I will miss being on the boat explore the coves, channels, straits, ocean, and the beaches around Nordic Sun II.
I can hear the guys in the galley kicking around. I suppose I should wrap up my writing for this morning and get up and have my first cup of hot chocolate. I think this morning I’m going to have a real shoot of hot coffee, in my hot chocolate. A little something different.
I got up, made my coffee and then we headed out. Rod made out breakfast this morning. We had scrambled eggs, bacon, and hash browns. Today there is no wind. It is very calm, as we motor up the inside of Whidbey Island.
When we got to the south end of Whidbey Island I turned over the helm to Rod and then headed below. I went back into my bunk and lied down for a while. About an hour later I got up, by then we were really close to going through Agate pass.
There was a little concern as to whether or not I would make it underneath the bridge going to Bainbridge island. The bridge is 75 feet off the water. I’m guessing my mast is around 65 feet off the water. I slowed the boat down as we went under the bridge, just in case. We made it under no problem.
We weaved our way through the shallow passage way that leads back into Poulsbo. We anchored in front of the city. We took the dinghy off the bow and throw it into the water. We also decided to put the little motor on the dinghy because it was a ways to the city.
Once everyone was ready to go we headed into town. Frank wanted some beer and the rest of us wanted dinner. Like most tourist towns, they close up shops as soon as they can this time of year. No different in Poulsbo. All the stores closed at 5 or 6 pm. It was not 1700. First priority was to get Franks supplies. Once he purchased what he needed he headed back to the boat to stow. While he and Rod took the beer back to the boat I got an ice cream cone from the local coffee shop. When they got back we proceeded to dinner.
We all went to an Italian restaurant. We all ordered some kind of pasta dish. After dinner it was back to the boat. With all the food from dinner I didn’t feel all that good. I went down and climbed in my bunk shortly after arrive back at the boat. It was 2000. I watched a few videos on my computer before I turned off the computer and went to sleep.
Remembering Alaska seemed so long ago – Porpoises on the bow under sail in Lynn Canal