What a great sail! We left Barkley Sound early in the morning for the 80 mile sail down the straits to Becher Bay. The breeze eventually filled in from the West and we had great sailing with reefed main and poled out jib in 25-35 knots. A bit creepy as the fog blew in and we blasted forwards at 8-9 knots but fun nonetheless.
Sunset over a foggy Strait of Juan de Fuca with the Olympic Peninsula in the background.
Our friends on Yahtzee snapped this shot of us heading towards Race Rocks. This was the start of an epic day of sailing that ended with a spinnaker run across Haro Strait and sailing right through Mosquito Pass to the Seattle Yacht Club outstation at Henry Island.
Anchored off the south side of Jones. A few days in the San Juans was just what we needed before heading back to Seattle.
The sunset from Meares Island was one of the best we had all summer. The next day we headed to Tofino, one of our favorite places on earth, where we had great beer at Tofino Brewing and indulged ourselves in a couple great restaurant meals. Do not miss Wolf in the Fog if you stop through!
After a couple relaxing days in town, we headed down the coast to Ucluelet. We had been chasing our friends on Yahtzee all summer and low and behold, there they were at the dock right across from us when we pulled into the marina. Thus began two fun weeks of buddy boating with Andy, Jill, Porter and Magnus. This was a fun change of pace from the rest of the trip and we had a blast exploring beaches, paddling and salmon fishing.
Barkley Sound is the sort of place that makes you just want to build a bonfire on the beach in the pouring rain, drinking beer and eating fresh oysters.