Schooner Zodiac San Juan Islands Seafood and Wine Cruise – Day 4

Schooner Zodiac San Juan Islands Seafood and Wine Cruise – Day 4

Schooner Zodiac San Juan Islands Seafood and Wine Cruise – Day 4

Schooner Zodiac San Juan Islands Seafood and Wine Cruise – Day 4

By WAVEJourney

WJ Tested: Exploring San Juan Archipelago from Spencer Spit to Chuckanut Bay to Bellingham Cruise Terminal on Schooner Zodiac!

 

DAY 4 SAILING LOG:

After sleeping indoors for the first time this sailing, we were closer to the 7:00 AM breakfast bell, but not hungry after last night’s after dinner crab snack. The Scandinavian style breakfast spread featured the makings for open-face sandwiches – whole wheat bread,  boiled eggs, pickled herring, lox, remoulade, sliced red onion, deli cheese, chicken liver and bacon pâté. Pickled herring and smoked salmon.

Scandinavian Breakfast Spread

Scandinavian Breakfast Spread

At 8:30 AM Zodiac’s morning chores started while volunteer crew member Christian pulled crab pots and cooked more Dungeness on the deck.

Cooking up Crabs on Schooner Zodiac

Cooking up Crabs on Schooner Zodiac

An hour later we pulled up the anchor and started motoring from Spencer Spit. With very strong currents against us today, it didn’t look like a good possibility for sailing in the morning.

Schooner Zodiac in San Juan Archipelago

Schooner Zodiac in San Juan Archipelago

Schooner Zodiac motored past Blakeley, Sinclair, and Cypress Islands towards Lummi Island. With perfect weather once again the fabulous views of Mount Baker in the distance was incredible.

Mount Baker in the distance

Mount Baker in the distance

The final sailing watch rotations were started for those wanting to participate, and a mid-morning snack of hot crab dip and crackers was a huge hit with passengers.

Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip

Caz rang the lunch bell and served up squid and chili pasta with cherry tomatoes, a green salad, and garlic bread. Once again a seafood meal that was a huge hit with the hungry sailors.

Lunch - squid pasta and garlic bread

Lunch – squid pasta and garlic bread

Around 1:00 PM Zodiac dropped anchor at Chuckanut Bay to spend some time chilling out until returning to Bellingham Cruise Terminal. A couple of passengers took the opportunity to kayak while the crew prepared Zodiac for returning to the dock.

Kayaking in Chuckanut Bay

Kayaking in Chuckanut Bay

Volunteer crew Christian gave a lesson to any passengers interested in learning more about the ship and sailing in general.

Christian gives a sailing lesson

Christian gives a sailing lesson

Returning to Bellingham Cruise Terminal, First Mate Henry, under the expert eye of Captain Tim Mehrer, docked Schooner Zodiac exactly as promised at 3:00 PM. It was time to say good-bye to the new friends we’d made and travel home with our thoughts full of all we’d seen and experienced during our 4-day/3-night seafood and wine cruise.

Abbey the Schooner Zodiac Cat

Abbey the Schooner Zodiac Cat

We’re looking forward to checking out other Schooner Zodiac mulit-day sailings for next year! Maybe a craft beer cruise is in our future…

Where will we sail next on Schooner Zodiac?

Where will we sail next on Schooner Zodiac?

Cheers, Viv and Jill

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Note: WAVEJourney were guests of Schooner Zodiac for their July 12 – 15, 2018 Pacific Northwest Seafood and Wine Cruise. Read our full disclosure statement to see that this has no effect on our reviews.

 

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