Manzanita Bay is officially our first real destination spot in the area, and what a wonderful find. Anchoring just outside the bay gave us an incredible view of the snow covered Olympic mountains. It’s also a well protected spot with excellent holding.
This was our first cruise of the year. That’s a little sad considering it’s already the middle of March, but we need three days of fair weather before considering to go out and the weather for the last four months has been some of the wettest and windiest on record in Puget Sound. Why three days? That gives us a minimum of one entire day on anchor to enjoy all that anchoring out has to offer.
Lucky for us, not only did we have glorious sunshine for the entire trip, but due to the next frontal system arriving later then forecasted, we stayed for a bonus day. (We did pay for that extra day by being chased back to port by high winds and big seas, a herald of the soon to arrive storm.)
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