Our timing was great! We scooted across Elliot Bay as quickly as we could, keeping out of the way of ferries arriving and departing. Two tugs also met a container ship and were bringing it in to port. As we rounded Alki Point, a cargo ship was in the northbound traffic lane. We passed behind him and barely noticed his wake.
We had expected a much rougher crossing. We arrived at Blake Island at 8:30, and I set up to make breakfast -- no earlier OR later than we normally eat.
The rain arrived in early afternoon, but the wind only reached 20 knots at any time. Points north registered much higher, and there is still a gale warning in effect for those areas today. We are pretty calm and quiet today.
Can I bore you with more bird pictures?
|This guy perched in this tree for a couple of hours, during the heaviest rain , yesterday afternoon.|
|This morning, he shared breakfast with his love in the same spot.|