We woke before 4:30 this morning to watch the start of the Race 2 Alaska (R2AK). The sky starts to lighten around 4:00 here, which is taking some getting used to. We are camped right on Puget Sound, so I grabbed Dart and my camera and walked over the small dune to the beach, sat on a drift log, froze, and watched the boats powered by wind and/or humans race by.
There were numerous boaters out watching the race, so it was hard to tell who was in the race and who was just watching. I was very impressed with the paddle boarder, kayaker, and rowers. There wasn’t much wind, so the human power crafts started off well. But, it’s long way to go.
I love this campground. I’ve seen seals, dolphins, fish, and an otter out in the water. We’re staying in the Port Townsend area for a couple of weeks. It’s going to be nice to drink a cappuccino while sitting on a log looking out over the water as the sun rises over Whidbey Island and the animals reveal themselves just offshore.