A Sailing We Went!

My first time ever on a sailboat.  It was an adventure and I had a grand time.

1 The Melibe

The Melibe

We arrived at the Friday Harbor Labs to find The Melibe at the dock waiting for us.

2 The Melibe

The Melibe

I was farsighted enough to get a couple of shots before we started out.

3 no sails

The Melibe -- rigging

There was very little wind, so my first sail boating experience was sans sails. Alas.

4 scenery

small island

The San Juan Islands provide many gorgeous photo opps!

5 fly boy

sea gull

This fly boy raced the boat. He won but The Melibe didn’t try to out run him.

6 on course

compass

Steady as she goes!

7 immature bald eagle

immature eagle

One of the locals (an immature bald eagle) came out to stare at us as we sailed by.

boat house

boat house

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.

9 Melibe at anchor

The Melibe

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.