Thursday, July 19, 2012

Small Boat Paradise - Puget Sound

good sailing by Southworth Sailor
good sailing, a photo by Southworth Sailor on Flickr.

The afternoon sun and breeze was too much to pass by. I spent the afternoon sailing around Blake Island and skirting the shoreline of Yukon Harbor. It was great sailing. I was surprised at the lack of sailing and overall boating that I witnessed in Hawaii. The only boats that I saw on the water were commercial tour boats-- no fishermen, yachts or stink pots. I first attributed it to the strong winds that seem to develop every afternoon. I wouldn't enjoy being out on a small boat. Another factor may be the lack of mooring availability. But I would still expect to see some small trailerable boats out on the water. Paddle boards abounded, but I saw very few kayaks. What I thought would be a boater's paradise turned out to be a desert. The good thing is that it makes me appreciate the small boat paradise we do have on the Puget Sound. This afternoon I made it count.

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