Posted by: Ann | October 9, 2019

10-6-19, Sunday- Sidney to Anacortes

Last day of our cruise

Heavy morning fog

The sun was breaking through in Sidney, but I worried about the fog laying out over the water. We got an 8am start, eating breakfast on the boat, but as we headed across the Haro Strait, the fog thickened.

Just after 9am we crossed back into the US and shortly thereafter Jon started the convenient iPhone based customs app. We received a call back and then clearance into the US with the plan to proceed directly to Anacortes. By then, however, we could hardly see anything.

No matter! We might lose our favorable current, but it really was unsafe to continue without radar (recall it died way back in Wrangle, AK). Jon called Roche Harbour to see if we could get some free time at the dock and they confirmed we could have two hours, probably because it is off-season.

We cautiously crept into Roche Harbour. I was disappointed that our ATug horn didn’t work at all- the compressor makes a whooshing sound, but you could tell it didn’t make any external noise. We pulled into the widely open visitors dock around 10am and proceeded to enjoy the fresh doughnuts and a late brunch at the Limekiln cafe.

The fog took a awhile to lift so we walked to the main road and back. The grounds were relatively empty although I did notice some people playing tennis. It finally lifted enough for us to see the neighboring shore by 11am, so we were able to resume our journey.

We had an uneventful trip back to Anacortes. It was a little difficult getting into our slip at Cap Sante due to the wind, but we were safely docked by 3:15pm.

Our trip to Alaska and back is complete!

Jon was craving the Baker’s Bowl (New England clam chowder in a sourdough bowl), so of course we had dinner at Anthony’s.

Fifth Element at the Roche Harbour visitors dock

Roche Harbour in the fog

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Old friends at Cap Sante marina in Anacortes

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  1. Welcome Home, Ann!

    Best, Emily

    Emily Freiman, MA, ATR Napa Wine Country Artist/Art Therapist President, Napa Valley Art Association emilyannbess@gmail.com 707-224-5454

    *“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso*

    On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 5:30 PM yacht Anomaly and M/V Fifth Element wrote:

    > Ann posted: “Last day of our cruise Heavy morning fog The sun was breaking > through in Sidney, but I worried about the fog laying out over the water. > We got an 8am start, eating breakfast on the boat, but as we headed across > the Haro Strait, the fog thickened. Just ” >

  2. Thanks! Of course, I came down with a headcold on the trip home, but hope to get up and going again soon.


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