Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sleigh ride

Tho I have said before that the current in Colvos Passage always runs north, that is not strictly true. On big tidal changes, the tidal flow can prevail. Yesterday we had a change from 0.7 ft to 10.9 ft - that was sufficient to give a 0.5 - 1.0 southerly flow.

And yesterday we were blessed with a 15 kt northerly wind. This made our run down Colvos Passage truly a sleigh ride. Hours of 5+ kt sailing without having to adjust anything. Absolutely idyllic.

Comparing the knotmeter with the gps, we travelled 21 miles, with two of those miles provided by the tide.

And this morning we awoke at anchor in Gig Harbor - one of our favorite places to be.

Life is good.

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