What was supposed to be a functional stop ended up being a surprisingly pleasant stay.
As Adriana mentioned on her previous post, Seattle lies at a large inlet called Puget Sound. The sound connects to the Pacific Ocean via a long straight channel called Strait of Juan de Fuca. At the end of this channel lies Neah Bay.
To us it seemed pretty much a charming fishing outpost, as well as a transient place for cruising craft. It is also an indian heritage preservation site.
Our passage across the Strait was wet and bumpy, but as soon as we arrived to Neah Bay, the weather started to settle. So much so that our days there were gloriously decorated by perfect deep blue skies, and breath-taking starry nights.
We spent the mornings homeschooling, then some paddling, with dinghy rides to the marina and small town in the afternoon.
Neah Bay also marked a major moment of our journey … it was our stepping stone into the open sea. But that will be the subject of a different post.