Go visit the South Sound (south of the Tacoma Narrows)
There is a lot of wonderful gunkholing down there and very few boats.
We sailed out of Tacoma for years and frequently had anchorages
to ourselves when south of Fox Island.
South in Townsend Bay
Stop at Mystery Bay - that trip in is a Mystery 3 miles of narrow channels
Stop at Hadlock - some great bars
Thru the Townsend Cut into Oak Bay - really big tides so time it!
Stop at Port Ludlow - nice anchorage and easy to get in/out
Stop at Kingston - friendliest marina in the Sound
Go west thru Agate Pass ('gotta time the tide very carefully)
Stop in Poulsbo - great anchorage and friendly bars
South in Port Orchard Pass
Stop in Brownsville - really funky old marina
Go south thru Port Orchard Pass and out thru Rich Passage
Stop on the SW side of Blake Island - OK anchorage at south tip and fantastic sunsets
South thru Colvos Pass - time those tides
Stop in Gig Harbor - great free anchorage / free municipal dock
South thru the Narrows (really watch those tides - 6+ knots)
north in Wollochet Bay and anchor at the head
south on the SE side of Fox Island and then North to Penrose Park - easy anchoring
- great hiking
then further up Carr Inlet to Stretch Island - good anchoring
south thru Carr Inlet and west of McNeil Island via Pitt Passage - spectacular scenery and scary navigating in shallow water
Stop in HOme/Filucy Bay - quaint and rural - good anchorage
south in Drayton Pass and swing NW up the west side of the Key Penninsula
stop at Joemma State Park - good anchorage
I could go on for another 20 anchorages - you could easily spend the summer in the South Sound. The great thing about the South Sound is easy access to groceries and supplies (Kingston / Poulsbo / Gig Harbor / Olympia / Tacoma) and fuel
. And there are lot's of parks with good hiking and showers (small boat!) and very solid well protected anchorages. And they take American $$ and speak a familiar kind of English
- as opposed to Canuck English
The other big recommendation is Barkley Sound and up the inside of the West Coast
of Vancouver Island - incredible desolation and privacy - we spent a month out there and should have spent three months - made it all the way to Cape Scott.
Getting from Port Angles to Barkley would be a challenge in your boat - it took us three tries in our 40 footer and I was dismasted out there a long time ago in a serious race
boat - lots of wind and big waves.