Good morning japarker. Two hundred miles south? That must Evanston, Logan, Bringham City or there abouts.
I agree that time of year is fantastic. And the weather
this year in the fall was fantastic. We all thought an early winter was upon us with early cold and rains in September but that did not last. We were anchored in Sequim Bay for the duration until our recent move to Deer Harbor so we could leave the boat for a few months. I know you are saying why not John Wayne Marina? Well the cost is almost double and besides we like the Deer Harbor area since my sisters in laws have a big spread on Crane Island just across the way from Orcas.
I spend several years in Squalicum and love that place. Can't beat the ease of shopping
around there whether for nautical stuff, food
or whatever. If you can't find it in Bellingham you probably don't need it.
Anyhow getting back to big trips, yes Alaska
is on our bucket list. I would like to explore the Aleutians if I get the guts to do it. I have the boat just have to learn to use it.
I am installing a hydronic heating
system in the boat now so we could spend the winter in Alaska
if we so choose. At least keeping the boat warm inside would not be a reason not to stay.
In any case happy Thanksgiving and I hope our paths cross in the near future.