My first time ever on a sailboat. It was an adventure and I had a grand time.
We arrived at the Friday Harbor Labs to find The Melibe at the dock waiting for us.
I was farsighted enough to get a couple of shots before we started out.
There was very little wind, so my first sail boating experience was sans sails. Alas.
The San Juan Islands provide many gorgeous photo opps!
This fly boy raced the boat. He won but The Melibe didn’t try to out run him.
Steady as she goes!
One of the locals (an immature bald eagle) came out to stare at us as we sailed by.
This boat house is on the beach where we landed. We headed the opposite direction, to the UW properties and the apple orchard. We transferred from The Melibe to a flat-bottomed boat made for transporting people and cargo to shore.
When we landed on the beach, I made certain to turn around and photograph The Melibe at anchor, but I totally spaced out photographing our little shuttle boat.