As promised, the Strait was as calm as the proverbial millpond. Are millponds always this calm? Can't be very useful for powering the mill then can it? But that's a subject for later investigation. It was a beautiful day on the water.

We had to traverse more tide rips as we neared Cattle Pass at the southern end of San Juan Channel but they were nowhere near as bad as the ones off Pt. No Point.

The flood tide swept us through Cattle Pass and up the channel at a breathtaking 12 knots and we were tied up in Friday Harbor before 3:45 pm in land time.

We are here for our annual wedding anniversary dinner tonight, which we have had in Friday Harbor for seven or eight years now, and then will be heading out to anchor for a few days in the other islands. More to come.