Sailing the San Juan Islands – Day 5

-By Kimberly

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – Port Ludlow to Langley

Enjoying breakfast on deck.
Deer on the shore in Port Ludlow.

 

 

 

 

 

After a peaceful breakfast watching deer roaming the shores, we left Port Ludlow with Eric at the helm.  We caught some wind and had a nice sail through Admiral Inlet.  At one point, we had to duck into Useless Bay to avoid a fishing boat and a Navy ship in the traffic lanes.  After tacking back toward the inlet, I took over the helm and sailed us all the way around Possession Point.  We lost our wind in Possession Sound and motored the rest of the way to Langley.

Traffic that had us ducking into Useless Bay.
GPS showing our tacking skills.
Another beautiful sail.

 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen enjoying Yoga on the bow.
Smooth Sailing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We anchored just outside Langley’s tiny marina, where we enjoyed a very special treat – Sticky Toffee Pudding made by Kathleen! We rowed the dinghy to shore and paid the $5 landing fee before walking up a steep hill to the Town.  We stopped to take a picture next to the statues of the Bronze Boy & His Dog, who are said to be the guardians of the Saratoga Pass.

Langley harbor.
Bronze Boy & Dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We walked to a laundromat and stopped at a Public House for a beer to pass the time while the laundry was finishing.

John and Kathleen walking toward the Harbor.
Langley bakery with a beautiful sculpture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spyhop Public House.
Enjoying beer while we wait.

 

 

 

 

Stopping to smell the roses!
This reminded us of a dandelion, only it was the size of a cantaloupe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were bunnies all over the town!
Grey Heron.

 

We made Hawaiian Chickpea Teriyaki for dinner.  It was a rocky, squeaky nights sleep in a fairly unprotected anchorage.

Alethea at anchor in Langley.

 

Orange Track = Approximate Route – Day 5.

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