We did all of our chores while we were in port and we managed to get out prior to noon. It is a short hop to Blind Bay where we dodged a sailboat doing man overboard drills over and over again just in front of us while we tried to anchor. We managed to get the anchor set quickly which instantly changes the right of way from him to me and settled in for the evening. Barb is making 15 been soup that was out soaking all night. The sun is out and the waters are calm.
From Blind Bay, on Shaw Island, there is a clean view to Orcas island. The ferry goes to both Blind Bay and Orcas Island then to Anacortes. We can watch it go between the two stops and then meander on from here. This is a picture of the ferry stop on Orcas Island and the small village that is nearby.
Just to be clear -- we have full batteries, no trach or recyclables, we are pumped out, we are full of water and well rested. Time for another week out. On the way over I got a low fuel pressure alarm when I sped up to get out of the way of the ferry. This is the second instance of this alarm happening so I changed the fuel filters on the main engine. They were pretty black so I added some biocide to the fuel. I hope that it fixes the issue. I suspect it will.
The technical details:
Time: 1 h 49 m ( 10:55 to 12:44 ) Distance: 6.90 nm
Fuel: 1.28 Gallons Fuel Rate: 0.70 GPH Fuel Economy: 5.41 NM/G
Avg Speed: 6.65 kn Max Speed: 13.20 kn
Engine Runtime Start: 2536.45 Hours Runtime End: 2537.85 Hours Fuel: 1.28 Gallons Fuel Rate: 0.70 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 19.76 GPH Avg RPM: 905.58 Max RPM: 2308.75 Avg Oil Pressure: 48.29 Low Oil Pressure: 1.74 Avg Temperature: 174.98 Max Temperature: 195.80