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Shakedown – Part 9 – Gig Harbor to McMicken Island

When we woke up in Gig Harbor, the skies appeared to be clearing.  As I sipped my coffee in my PJs and slippers in the salon, an apparition appeared as I gazed out towards the harbor entrance: seeming to float above the clouds to the east, in the distance, a hazy but massive rugged snow-covered mountain peak loomed.  I learned later that this was Mt. Rainier, and that it is a special sight.  Indeed.  A good start to the day, a good omen.   Continue reading Shakedown – Part 9 – Gig Harbor to McMicken Island

Shakedown – Part 8 – Seattle to Gig Harbor

As we went through our normal pre-departure routine before leaving Seattle, I flipped on the instruments, engine panel and VHF.  While I waited for Bruce to finish up the engine room check, I became a ware of a lot of activity on the radio.  Coast Guard chatter back and forth.  IMG_3107Things like “Vessel is evading!” “Subject heading north, 35 knots!” “Giving chase!” and “Come to a full dead stop NOW!” got my attention.  I told Bruce something was up.  When I heard coordinates, a looked at our chart plotter: whatever was happening was just outside Elliott Bay, a few miles from our berth at Bell Harbor Marina.  This would be interesting. Continue reading Shakedown – Part 8 – Seattle to Gig Harbor