OK, so we didn’t actually catch any; from the reports, it sounds as though halibut out in the San Juans and Area 9 was pretty slow all around. But we did have a great time for four days out in the Straits. KJ was awesome; we had 9 people on board and never felt crowded at all.
It was so beautifully flat calm that we were able to anchor near Kanaka Bay on the southwestern side of San Juan Island – NOT a foul weather anchorage or even one to try with any wind whatsoever. I did find this home on a point that would be ideal if I was ever forced to live on land again. It had a huge view of the Straits of Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait; they get sunrise, sunset, and all sun in between. I spent some time daydreaming about it, but I can’t imagine wanting to live on solid ground and not be able to take my home anywhere.