Navigating the Tacoma Narrows

Navigating the Tacoma Narrows
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We stayed in Quartermaster Harbor for only a single night. There wasn’t much left to see here as it were, and we still had two work free days that we could either sit around or sail. Our next destination was a good distance further into the south sound – about 20 nautical miles – on the other side of the Tacoma Narrows. The current runs strong through the Narrows, so timing our sail to those currents would make all the difference. We had some nice wind on Sunday and the timing with the tidal currents worked in our favor in the afternoon. The decision was made pretty easily when everything was telling us to go ahead and sail.

In fact, we sailed straight off the anchor out of Quartermaster Harbor. With our confidence in our abilities jumping in recent weeks we have begun turning our backs on the old Perkins motor built into our Meriwether. The joy and relaxation of sailing, even if it takes twice as long as motoring, out weighs all. There are more than en.... Continue Reading at Road To The Sea

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