One of the go to resources for boaters is www.trawlerforum.com. When you participate there you make (virtual) friends with various people. And it is always great to meet up in RL (Real Life). Dhays lives in Gig Harbor and came over for a visit.
My favorite comment of his was that Mahalo was even more impressive in person than here on the blog and the Hampton videos.
Our son and his girlfriend were aboard and gave me the idea for this shot.
Another first, not just Mahalo under the Tacoma Narrows bridges, but first time I have been under those bridges.
One of the people in the Hampton crew called our boat the most modified Endurance yet. One of the things we did was raise the bottom height of both front and rear upper cabinets in the galley. This is so while standing there we can see out both directions. Here I'm preparing lunch, Deb is driving. The forward raked front windows also help the view from everywhere. Look how I can see both the chart, and more importantly the radar from this position.
Dhays told me McMicken Island is his favorite anchorage in the South Sound, and it didn't disappoint. This isn't really a pro video, but you'll get the idea. Just a wonderful place and we will be back.
We of course took the kayaks out for a "pedal." One of the bigger raft-ups we have seen. We pedaled by and found out we had some friends there.
Strolling one of the beaches, I found a message from Mother Nature. Fall is coming. A great five days on the water.