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Safe Harbour - Snowpocalypse at Blake Island

by Sam Landsman 17 Feb 12:54 PST
Snowpocalypse at Blake Island © Sam Landsman

With Seattle in chaos and normal obligations cancelled because of snow in the forecast, we sought refuge on the water. What better place to spend the blizzard than Blake Island, we thought. So on Friday, after doing battle with every other Seattleite at the grocery store (50 minute line at Trader Joes!) we cast off. The locks, unlike the grocery store, were desertedno waiting on a snow day!

By mid-afternoon we were across the traffic lanes and steaming south off Bainbridge Island in heavy snow. Visibility was limited, but traffic was light. When we arrived at Blake, the marina was nearly empty, so we tied up at our favorite spot (all the way in, view of Mt. Rainier if its out!) and watched the snow start accumulating on shore.

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