Monday June 8- departed Point Townsend by noon at low tide, so we could “ride” with current down Puget Sound on our way to Des Moines City Marina.
We arrived at Des Moines City marina by 10:30pm. We had a reservation and received our dock assignment early this morning.
Tuesday June 9- rain day, or should I say rain delay. Back in Richmond, California, 3 weeks ago, at a restaurant we also purchased a produce bag. In it was a stack of 6 inch tortillas. They’re not very fresh right now, so I’m turning them into baked chips. I brushed them with a mixture of oil and lime juice with Cumin and Chili powder.
Wednesday June 10- Rick left this morning, took an Uber to airport will arrive in a Philly mid evening. We departed Des Moines by 9:30am after fueling up. Riding the current up to Seattle. Our destination is Shilshole Marina to have some engine work done.
We did a “drive by” of downtown Seattle.
West Point Lighthouse (below)
Statue of Leif Ericson, next to the marina.
Thursday June 11- the fresh water/ antifreeze pump on the engine is leaking. This is the pump that supplies antifreeze coolant to the engine. Dan noticed antifreeze in the oil drip pan after changing the oil at Port Townsend on Monday and a squeaking sound indicating a bad bearing. Several phone calls were made to Marine and Industrial repair businesses for the availability of a repair person as well as parts. We opted to replace the pump.