|The Port Townsend area - click to enlarge|
I stayed at Shilshole Bay marina in Seattle which was huge (1400+ slips) but well equipped. I was able to take advantage of good pubs in Ballard and did some shopping. I went for a day trip to Blake Island State Park which is a a nicely set up marine state park in Seattle's back yard.
|exploring the Seattle area -click to enlarge|
The crossing of the strait was relatively easy both ways. On the way out I saw humpbacks twice as well as porpoises. Nothing on the way back. The only lumpy water i experienced was around point Wilson where the currents made for confused seas. The crossing to Port Townsend takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.
|The overall trip - click to enlarge|
|Launching and retrieving and clearing customs - click to enlarge|
285 km and approx 210 l of gas.