Courtney the Dancer
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
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Good advice and information Tenuki, thanks.
Sab-when crossing from Cypress to Peavine, if you are at the south end of Cypress it's about 2NM over to the Blakely shore. Tugs and ships heading southbound can be hidden by the north end of Cypress and if the current is ebbing hard they can be on you in short order. When the current is ebbing a local trick is to go north on the inside (Cypress side) of Strawberry Is., there is a reverse current there that will help you out and then you can cross almost straight over to Blakely/Peavine. I have never heard anyone issue a Securite in Rosario except in fog, and rarely even then. Be aware that the Washington State Ferries use Peavine Pass occasionally (they use it as a back up route during high winds), which can be a real shock if you turn the corner to the south riding a nice 4K current only to see a monster ferry heading your way!
SV Laurie Anne
1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse
Last edited by jrd22; 01-12-2008 at 12:55 AM.