Blake Island Marine State Park
Before the decision was made [by the Canadian border closure] to head into the South Sound this year, I had heard from other more experienced sailors about Blake Island. It is the closest marine state park to Seattle, so it gets it fair share of boater traffic. Everyone spoke highly of it, and I was excited to put it on our list when I was drafting out our route.
It took us only an hour to make the short trip from John and Kate’s to Blake Island. The current was in our favor, but the winds never really materialized so we motored the distance. It wasn’t until the final few minutes that the wind showed up – of course – but we ignored it and motored to a mooring buoy field on the west side of the island. They all seemed way too close to the shore, especially at low tide. One could almost step off their boat and onto land from the balls, so we took our time to choose one that we were confident would not run us aground at low tides. It had been a while since.... Continue Reading at Road To The Sea