The mooring buoy shots with Mt Rainier in the background is tied up near Gig Harbor, WA on my wife's aunt and uncles buoy.
Our San Juans trip in 2020 went like this:
Bellingham Marina (homeport at the time) to Port Townsend for late breakfast and fuel. about a 2.5hr cruise.
Then cruised the rest of the way up to Friday Harbor Marina where we had dinner reservations for my wife's birthday. we tinkered around on the island for the day. The next day we cruised over to the opposite side of the island to visit Roche Harbor. Very cool place with dozens of mega yachts, but probably not our scene. so we hung out for one night and walked down to an oyster farm for oysters and muscles to grill on the boat.
Next day we headed to West Beach on the north side of Orcas Island, no shore power hook up there so I basically turned off cabin electronics for the day. We crabbed and fished, and cooked the crab on the Magma.
After that we spent the next morning at Sucia island, hiked around and paddleboarded before moving down to Rosario Marina for another night.
From there, to Lopez Island the next day for one night, before coming home.
We made a lot of stops that week. This year, we have booked a very similar trip, I've already RSVP'd slips for 2nights at Rosario and 2 at Friday Harbor. We'll skip Roche this year, but are not yet decided on West Beach (which I LOVE) and Lopez (which my wife loved).
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