Cap'n... There be WHALES here!
OK... I freely admit I stole the line for the title of this Post from "Star Trek, The Voyage Home" But I thought it was appropriate for the content of this post. It was my Sister's first day of her six day visit aboard Dulcinea, and she was excited, because we were heading across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, then into the Famed Haro Strait.... Famous for seeing whales that is. The route (in Blue) from Fort Flagler to Reid Harbor, Stuart Island It was a beautiful day on the water, A little on the chilly side, but not bad. Based on feedback from friends, I timed the crossing with the outgoing tide, which really helped. Wind was light, so we motored across the strait, aided occasionally by the Jib, which, when the wind was right, would add about a knot to a knot and a half to our speed. There really wasn't enough wind to justify raising the main though. When we entered the Haro strait, and my sister started into high surveillance Mode... getting her camera