After a few days of boat work, Adam and I set out for 4-day cruise in what may have been the most spectacular weather Seattle has ever seen. Our trip was: Seattle--Port Townsend--Sequim Bay--Port Hadlock--Seattle. Overall it was a wonderful trip. We were able to break out our new fishing equipment (a big shout-out to Adam's parents for this thoughtful gift), however it was a good thing that we brought our own food. Sequim Bay was probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. We were anchored right next to the John Wayne Marina and visited by both muskrats and seals during our stay under an amazingly brilliant full moon.
The shakedown ended, as any shakedown should, with a night sail into Seattle where the throttle went out and the transmission was stuck in reverse while we were drifting into a major shipping lane. However, with some quick thinking and good teamwork we were able to get home and land so seamlessly we didn't even wake up Adam's neighbor.