Boatbuilding Blog

March 28, 2011

Overnight to Winslow

Filed under: Longer Trips — tomlarkin @ 3:34 am

I took an early March Friday off and spent a few nights by myself on the boat. I took it to work on Thursday morning then spent that night tied to the buoys by University of Washington, next to the Arboretum marsh. It rained all night but was cold and clear in the morning, with a layer of frost covering the boat and the dinghy. I rowed to shore anyway and walked through the wetlands to the Starbucks at University Village.

After a pleasant trip through the Ship Canal I navigated through the locks – my first time through single-handed (other than once in a kayak). I was nervous, but it was fine, the lock guys were helpful. Then across to Winslow on Bainbridge Island where I rowed all over Eagle Harbor in the rain. Went to a movie that night. In the morning, more rowing in a beautiful bright sunrise, and then back home again.

Frost on the dinghy seat.
Frost on the Dinghy

Early Saturday morning in Winslow. Dried salt on the hull from spray the day before.
Coot in the Eagle Harbor sunrise

Sunrise through the Coot windows, foggy from sleeping aboard

Winslow Waterfront Trail

'Ocean' fishing boat in Eagle Harbor

Heading home.

Montlake Bridge


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