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Dall's Porpoises

Dall’s Porpoises swim along side Sea Eagle near Maury Island

With another gorgeous Pacific Northwest weekend on tap and an event to attend in Seattle, the traffic forecasts were dire. The department of Transportation was closing down multiple lanes on I-5, along with 520 and Hwy 99. Delays of up to 3 hours were predicted! It turns out that’s really no problem if you have a boat! 😉

We cast off the lines just after noon on Friday and rode the Ebb Tide up to Elliott Bay Marina in Seattle. The weather was perfect and there was no traffic at all! We saw a few ferries and a container ship that was trying to run over some guy in a kayak, but Oh My Gosh does that beat slogging it out on the freeway!

On the way into the marina, we spotted the crew on Pacific High (Nordhavn 4709) as well as several other Nordhavn’s. Most impressive was Craig Mundie’s Serenditpity (Nordhavn 8602), which was easily the largest boat in the Marina and is actually more impressive than the massive cruise ships docked right next door.

Dall's Porpoises swimming in the wake.

Dall’s Porpoises swimming in the wake.

We had a magnificent weekend, just enjoying life and rode the flood tide south Sunday afternoon. As we neared Maury Island, we received a text from several dive buddies that they were just splashing at the Maury Island Barges so we diverted over there to say hello. As we approached, a small group of Dall’s Porpoises swam along side the Sea Eagle and were feeding in our very small wake.