Leaving Seattle

September 1st – Bittersweet (sunny and beautiful morning as we waved good-bye to Seattle) departure from Elliott Bay Seattle after fueling and stowing like crazy the day before.  My cousin Seth came with us for the passage.  Even the Straits of Juan de Fuca were kind to us – smooth as glass as we went out.  We shared the Straits with the Stenis aircraft carrier, a cruise ship fully decked out and disco music going and S/V Manna (Curtis and Julie Denmark) who we happened to berth with at Chula Vista Marina and become fast friends.