Yesterrday morning I was up and out of Port Ludlow relatively early. It’s a deep-ish anchorage there, some 52′ down to the bottom. Gotta hope there are no old logging cables on the seabed as there are a lot of those around here left over from the way long ago logging days and anchors are good at finding them. Anchor came up no problem.
A relatively short 21 miles was left to arrive at Port Maddison – that’s where I wanted to get to as Kristen is flying today and my brother is in the area, will be fun to visit with everyone for the long July 4 holiday weekend. Water was flat, wind close to nonexistent, and pulled in to Port Maddison early afternoon.
There’s a community dock here, so I tied up there for a short while, got the dinghy together and assembled on the foredeck, then shoved off to drop the hook in the little inlet that is Port Maddison.
This morning I have discovered something that is even more annoying than big powerboats running their generators at night: lawn mowers! It seems that everyone has decided to mow their lawn this morning, and there more than a few lawns here to be mowed. It was pretty funny to look about and see all the different shapes and sizes of lawn mowers that people have, and they all buzz away in their own particularly octave. I wonder if one could write a Symphony 50:1 Mix for Riding Mower and then perform it annually at an outdoor amphitheatre built around a field, using different grass cutting devices to produce different sounds. Something that one should probably not tackle, as I suspect reception would be less than enthusiastic unless you were, say, a John Deere officionado.
This morning has been boat cleaning up and organising, and I will be headed in to the beach in a while to go look for critters along the rocky beach – might be some earwigs in there that could be of interest.
And on the good news front, TMobile finally came through with their unlock code for my Samsung Note 2 – now I can be rid of TMobile. Nasty company to do business with, and that’s over. Even my tiny SIM card from the AT&T company works in the device, and I suddenly have a fancier phone to use.