Spent last night in Port Madison, lovely little anchorage at the north end of Bainbridge Island. It’s blowing and gusty and nasty out, but we’re completely cozy and comfortable. We passed a sailboat in Agate Passage and my only thought was to compare him in his foulweather gear to me in my jammies. I think I like powerboats awfully well in inclement weather!

We just tried to anchor in Poulsbo, but even with a depth of 5 feet (and who can’t anchor in 5 feet? Honestly!), the flukes refused to bite. We even let out 75′ of anchor chain and still bounced the stupid anchor along the bottom. When we pulled it up, there was that classic slick clay-mud of the Northwest falling off in chunks. Just the slipperiest stuff ever.

We headed into the Poulsbo marina to check dock availability, but couldn’t raise anyone on the radio or phone. The slips all looked to be 40′ anyway, which won’t do for our 58′ girl. Alas, looks like we won’t be calling Liberty Bay one of our favorites.

So we’re off to Manzanita Bay, I think. Anchored there a couple of years ago and it was nice. Plus we know the bottom holds. Pics another day. My laptop has been in the shop, so posting is more difficult for now.

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  1. Juan el Bombero
    March 30, 2009 at 11:48 am #

    enjoying your blog, thanks for the info. one of my fantasies is to live aboard, but for now i’m content to fish and dream — and continue working. met some ex-pats in rio dulce guatemala in a boat similar to yours. they had stories of wonderful adventures.

  2. rob
    March 15, 2009 at 2:55 am #

    Wow!!!!! nice trip, enjoy!:o))