It was glorious. A couple of months of planning, sewing, fixing, and preparing boil down to two weeks where we got to do whatever we wanted. We did laundry in the cockpit, woke up early, stayed up late. We had luxuries like cushions in the cockpit, fresh cheese, chocolate and even rigging that does double duty as a drying rack. Here are a couple of sketches made en route:

There are plenty of private islands in the San Juans, but plenty of places for you and me too.
I loved the bits of prairie and rare plants.
Looking into Canada was inspiring.

Is going to a major sailing destination in the peak of summer a good idea? If you don’t mind talking to other boaters, overall I’d say yes.

(Many thanks to Tim, Andy, and Anton for making this voyage possible).