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We leave the Port of Everett on a morning shrouded in fog. The radar is warming and soon ready. A steady breeze whistles from the south. Coming into Possession Bay we pick up chop and swells but as we round Gedney Island for the Saratoga passage we put the wind and waves to our stern.
With a steaming cup of coffee we pass Camano Island off the Starboard and Whidbey to Port. The speed is slower than we'd like for we're pushing against the flood for the first three hours, then as we turn into Skagit Bay the waters turn to an ebb and we are pulled forward toward Deception Pass.
The fog has now lifted to a low overcast as FREYA's bow cuts into the Rosario Strait on her way to Lopez Pass. In a few minutes the clouds start to burn off and we are warmed by the sun for the first time that day. Our jackets come off as we cut through the gap at Spencer Spit and Frost Island.
We say hello to the ferry Elwah as we round the terminal at Orcas Island and then make for the upper shoulder of West Sound. The anchor finds a purchase in 30 feet of water up by the county dock and FREYA is at rest.