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Airship - Winter cruising in the San Juan Islands

by Laura Domela 6 Mar 22:16 UTC
Airship - Winter cruising in the San Juan Islands © Kevin Morris

Kevin and I had a handful of boat projects to take care of on Airship last week, but as soon as we finished the projects that required we be at a dock (and near the hardware store and West Marine) we took off for a few days of winter cruising in the islands. We are seriously enjoying the extra space and livability this Nordic Tug 42 has over our NT34.

We were mostly interested in some quality time underway to continue to run the boat as much as possible before heading north for the summer, and since the weather was clear and beautiful we chose Echo Bay on Sucia Island for the distance from Anacortes (about 22nm), and for the view of the mountains.

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