This heron was hanging out on our dinghy on Saturday morning. I very quietly lifted the top hatch on the door to the cockpit and snapped a couple of photos before it took off:
We headed up to Anacortes from Portland on Friday afternoon and got to the boat by about 9:30pm. On Saturday we did a bunch of work on and around the boat. One of our projects was replacing the fuel pump on the Mercury outboard (which I did, with Kevin's guidance) and then making sure it ran nicely before giving it the boot and replacing it with a Torqueedo Travel 1003 electric outboard. More about that later, but early reviews are positive.
We did some provisioning and then headed to LaConner for the night. (About 9.5 nautical miles.)
We got up early and did the rest of the cruise to Seattle on Sunday and got into Bell Harbor marina around 5pm. Approaching Seattle by boat is always a treat.
Closer shot of the paragliders along the bluffs:
Last night, all tucked in (we're just to the left of that rightmost piling):
This morning we got up and made breakfast and did some work, and then around 1pm we headed over to the floating portion of the Seattle Boat show, figuring we should take advantage of the dry day. We poked in and around a bunch of boats, but both of us decided we came away just loving our boat even more. 🙂 (Awwwwww.)
Here we are today, partly cloudy. Can't beat this location for a city marina, really.
LaConner to Bell Harbor, downtown Seattle (about 55 nautical miles):