Friday, June 10, 2011

Roche Harbor

We leave Friday Harbor this morning and set a course 10 miles around the North end of San Juan Island for Roche.  We dodge the Washington State Ferry again as we leave Friday Harbor.  The day is cloudy, with a small threat of sunshine.  As we travel North a few miles, we notice that Jones Island is due East of us across the San Juan Channel.  The tidal rips have smoothed out in this part of the channel, so we decide to cut across and see the new docks at Jones.
We see one boat tied up, so there is plenty of room for us to dock there.  We decide not to though as we want to continue to Roche.  We will return to Jones with empty holding tanks for a couple of days visit.  Jones has friendly deer and nice trail to walk Jake.  We look forward to our return.
Our berth in Roche is across from the little chapel.  We note that mass will be celebrated Sunday at 11 AM.  We may still be here.

Lunch was the special at the Limestone Cafe of a Shrimp Louie Wrap....delicious.  The docks here at Roche are much higher than we are used to, the better to accommodate the large yachts that surround little Willie's Tug.  We will be back here at the end of July to kick off the Desolation Sound Cruise with the Ranger Tug Factory.

Most days we travel, we turn the track feature on on our SPOT.

Walldog, Willie and Jake.

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