July 29-30. A light Northerly let us reach across the sound and then run through Agate Pass to the entrance of Manzanita Bay. There we anchored and waited for our racing crew member who was coming from Port Orchard in her own boat. Unfortunately no CYC members joined us and so they missed out on a nice day sail and winery adventure.
After our crew member arrived and rafted to our boat, we went ashore to the Dock Street public access point and walked the 0.8 miles to the 11 Winery. The walk is mostly along Day road in the shade, where we saw horses, big trees, and some fierce dogs. The winery was busy, but we were able to score some chairs and sit under the trees enjoying our flite of 5 of their wines to taste. Cindy brought some snacks to go with the wine. For entertainment there was a duo singing South American music and playing guitars. The woman had a great voice and the man was a phenomenal guitar player.
The evening started with a light breeze into the bay, but by 8pm it was calm and remained calm overnight and into the morning. We had the usual grilled dinner on the boat and the special Outlaw blue berry pancakes for breakfast.
Returning to Shilshole we motored up-stream against the flood tide through Agate Pass and then encountered a fleet of native canoers in Port Madison. They were headed down the Sound. The predicted cool morning and drizzle did not materialize, and the trip was comfortable.