Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rain & Prevost Harbor, Stuart Island

Tuesday, July 7. Day 3.
We had a very lazy morning. Weather is overcast and very cool, with few showers. We left Friday Harbor at 1105 for Prevost Harbor, Stuart Island. Winds are light. As we cruised up San Juan Channel we noticed that there were quite a few boats out for a cloudy Tuesday after the 4th of July holiday.

Just before Satellite Is. we started fighting a very strong current. We got to our anchorage - a mooring buoy - at 1330. There were 3 mooring buoys open, but the dock was fully packed with boats. That didn't matter to us, we weren't interested in tying up to the dock. There were quite a few boats anchored too. We took the far E mooring buoy. A few rain showers came through the area. I took a nap in the afternoon. Later in the afternoon we took a very short hike.

I checked the batteries with a hygrometer. The starting battery had a "fair" rating. The two house batteries had a "good" rating. I used the battery switch to isolate the batteries for the evening.

Nm: 13.4 Avg. speed: 5.5 kts. Time: 2:27 Hours: 2.6. Ending hours: 5859.8

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