Friday, May 6, 2011

Eagle Harbor this morning

We are at anchor in Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island this morning.

Tho the weather is not seasonable (we're still in the season of Woebegone, where every day is 10° below normal), we motored down here as soon as I got home from work last night.  There was a little breeze, but it was light, and was right on the nose.  We did unfurl the yankee for a while, but it was a losing effort.  But wow, the newly clean bottom and prop sure make Eolian speedier - we made the 8.4 miles down here in the same time we were making the 6.25 miles to Port Madison last fall.

Eagle Harbor has changed - for the better.  Many of the "permanently moored" boats that filled the anchorage are no longer here - for a refreshing change, there is lots of room to anchor!  And in fact, we anchored all the way back into the head of the harbor (just below the Harbor House pub, which we will visit later today, of course), if you can believe it.

The view from here is wonderful - the Seattle city skyline is centered in the opening to the harbor.  After a dinner of taco salad and cervezas (it was Cinco de Mayo, after all), we had front row seats last night to a spectacular view of the city lights.  Unfortunately, taking night pictures from a boat with my camera doesn't work too well.  So here is a daytime view - you'll have to imagine how beautiful it is at night.  Maybe if it is real calm tonight...

(And for those of you who were wondering if it is sunny in Seattle... not so much.)
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2 comments:

PeregrineSea said...

It is as I remember it. There is something about Northwest clouds ....

bob said...

Peregrine -

Perhaps the word you're seeking is "persistent"?

bob

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