Thanks again everyone. I returned last night, what a trip! I will do a full blog post soon, and update this thread.
Went up the East side of Widbey to the North side of Hope Island, just East of Deception. Then on to the West side of James Island. The winds picked up something fierce, maybe 20-25mph, with gusts above that. It is a deep anchorage (for me, 55 ft), but my anchor
system held thank goodness. A camper on the shore had his tent blown down. From there to Sucia for two days - very nice. Then on to Friday Harbor, and yesterday a long ride south, across the Strait of J de F (it was glassy calm for much of it), and on into Edmonds on the Flood. I hit 9.7 knots just off of Port Townsend. Initially I was going to stay in Townsend, but the fun of doing this without my family
was waning, and I wanted to get back and see them.
Most of the time I was motoring, probably 75%.
It was a great trip, and I hope to do a longer version with the family