Although Seattle is six weeks away the run home has started.
We are in a place we’ve been before, a little bay just south of Wrangell narrows. The run through the narrows was relaxing.
In places here, the tide comes in from both the north and south (typically) of a body of water. This means (for example) that when the tide is coming in from the north and you are heading south, you can ride the current south, leading up to high tide (the flood current), and then ride the current south as the tide drops (the ebb current). That is exactly what we did yesterday.
There has been no need to rush, so we ran the engine at about 1800 rpm, which sips fuel, and watched our speed vary from 6.1 knots to 3.9, depending on the current flows.
It was a nice ride.
Here in Deception Point Cove, there is a small house on a float and the post-apocalyptic landscape of low tide.
The run home will be full of friends:
David and Sarah MacKillop join us on the 10th in Prince Rupert. When they leave us in Bella Bella, our friend April joins us for the ride to Port Hardy, where Julie Corenzwit joins.
Our friend Julia Watzek may finish the trip to Seattle.
We’ve realized lately that the boat is our home now. We’ve given up our digs in Seattle, so until we fly out to Phoenix on October 5th, that is where we will live in Seattle.
Time to make breakfast and get the day started.