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Our Journey on Scolamanzi II
Our Journey on Scolamanzi II

Back in the USA

18 October 2015

The morning we have left Sidney I took these pictures of a beautiful sunrise:

Anacortes was a lovely seaside town with strong maritime links going way back. Cap Sante Marina was one of the very best we experienced to date. We enjoyed walking and exploring the town. I will always remember it for the interesting street / wall art, lovely old architecture and the rubbish bins with old salmon tin designs. A stroll just before sunset to the point of Cap Sante Park left us with some great pictures of the wonderful view of Anacortes and the marina.

ANACORTES : 

The eye-catching bins around Anacortes

The eye-catching bins around Anacortes

The next day, late morning with a high and rising tide we set of thru the Swinomish Canal/Slew to the town of La Conner. What a pleasant surprise to find this old waterfront town brimming with character. Being a Sunday, we just tied up to a free dock to stay till the next day. A phone call and credit card the next day takes care of the docking fees.

LA CONNER:

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We left early the next morning in calm misty conditions which contributed to a fitting end to our first cruising season on Scolamanzi 2. The scenery along the way was just fantastic and to top it off we passed a US aircraft carrier in Puget Sound as it headed out to sea ( USS74) – what a sight.

 

Very poor visibility  as we entered Puget Sound

We passed the locks into Lake Union to avail ourselves of the cheapest fuel in the PNW at Covish Williams. Half of what we pay in Australia! Fueling a Nordhavn 60 takes a while, which lead us to arrive after dark at our slip at Elliot Bay Marina, Seattle.

Fueling

We left mid Summer and arrived back in early Autumn in Elliot Bay

There was a bit of time to do the last bit of sightseeing and believe it or not … even getting Janneman to finish a saddle that needed to fly back with me to South Africa! Not a dull moment on Scolamanzi! ( http://www.jpsaddles.com/ )

The Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition is a must see! 

Packing up and leaving Scolamanzi behind in good hands in Elliott Bay Marina until we come back in April 2016 to explore the Alaskan coast ! Something to look forward to! I am counting the days already! 🙂

 

Map of Anacortes to Seattle

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