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Hope Island to Olympia

Today's office view (starboard side):


Port side:


It was pretty choppy last night on our mooring buoy over at Hope Island (felt like we were under way all night!) It's remarkable how loud even teeny tiny waves can be slapping against the hull right next to your head. I dreamt of giant floating logs (and the night before, anchored in the very protected Oro Bay, I dreamt of bunnies, just FYI). This morning I was positive we were banging against the mooring buoy, but when I went out and looked, we weren't even close. It was just little waves, and shockingly quiet as I stood there on the bow in the middle of it all. It rained all night and was pretty blustery this morning when we got up. We cruised down to Olympia and then got back to work.

It's been stormy all day, and then about 20 minutes ago the sky opened and the sun is shining and it's gorgeous out. I don't think it's gonna last though…supposed to rain all the way 'til Tuesday. Oh well…we're enjoying being out in the boat anyway!

Last night's dinner came out great. I cooked up a bit of Italian sausage, then added garlic, shallots, oregano, and red pepper flakes, then added white wine, butter, a bit of milk, and the clams we picked up at the market at Boston Harbor yesterday and covered until the clams all opened. In another pot, I cooked a package of truffle pasta that I picked up at the market in Seattle, drained the noodles and returned 'em to the pot and then added a bit of olive oil and shaved parmesan, gave 'em a good stir and then served, topped with clams and broth, with a spinach salad and a glass of Ott & Murphy Viognier (a bottle we picked up in Langley on Whidbey Island a couple weeks ago). Yummy!


For dessert we opened the little package of Sugar Hill Cayenne Pumpkin Seed Brittle and OMG that stuff is incredibly good! A one pound tin?? Noooooo.

Our (short) route this morning (about 10 nautical miles):

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