I've read the recent thread regarding advice from Orcas to Bainbridge, but I need to bring a smaller sailboat (30') from a bit farther north - from Point Roberts to Bainbridge, ideally in mid to late April. Unfortunately, I can't really take a leisurely cruise
right now - I simply need to get her to her new home port. I realize this may mean I do lots of motoring.
I am familiar with the waters around Bainbridge and farther south but not up in the north Sound nor San Juans. While I'd like to get the boat here in two or even three days, i want to be conservative, and I could do the trip in stages if need be, that is, take two days one weekend then moor the boat temporarily for a week at some middle point while I return home to pay the bills, then return the following weekend to finish the trip. (Also, while I would ideally want to do this on weekends, I know I more importantly need to let the tides dictate the passage
timeframe.) Of course, if three days is reasonable, then that would be ideal.
So that being said, what are my options? Departing Point Roberts, should I head
into the San Juans or along the east towards Bellingham? If the former, overnight at Deer or Friday Harbor? Head
through Admirality Strait or Deception Pass and down the east side of Whidbey? What would be good marinas
to temporaily hole the boat up for a week if that made sense?
What I am looking for is suggestions for legs that are conservative and have fall back options - i'd rather have plenty of time to complete each leg with lots of daylight to spare, then push my luck.
(I have Waggoner but am also looking for this community's advice).