Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Father's Day Treat!

After a relaxing morning and hefty breakfasts at Kate's, we decided to head south yesterday to the Bainbridge Island area with our sights set on Liberty Bay for an anchorage. It was truly a relaxing journey, with a good amount of time spent under a gentle sail. We got to see the Victoria Clipper, great views of Seattle, some WWII planes (a Mitchell bomber right now!), and a sub returning home under a Coast Guard escort. Agate Passage was interesting...or scary if you were watching the top of the mast slide under the bridge!

Sub under escort

Sliding under the bridge at Agate Pass

Liberty Bay is at Poulsbo and while we debated anchoring close into town and paddling in, we decided not to since we anchored at dinner time. We abandoned our first anchorage after realizing this morning's -3.8ft tide would put us in the mud but had no problem getting set in deeper water. We had a nice evening with the kids...nice dinner following by bubbles and a little fishing. When they were tired though, they were tired!

Bubbles!

Fishing!

This morning the kids actually slept later than their Aunt Fawn, who called at 7am! They were up shortly thereafter and we gave Daddy some gifts and enjoyed pancakes and eggs before pulling the hook. Sailing now, heading back to Everett to perhaps hit the farmer's market and the playground. This was a nice overnight trip that I would definitely like to repeat!