Eagle Harbor’s reputation for being a stress-free moorage might lose some of its polish this summer when the city dock undergoes reconstruction, reducing moorage choices and forcing cruisers to pull up dinghies on shore. But life could be more difficult.
There is no reason sailors must stop at Kingston. It has a marina, a supermarket, bakeries, bars, a public library and oodles of fast food outlets. Lots of places do. But here is found a comfort level not available everywhere.
There are dark tales told about the infamous Swinomish Channel, the waterway that makes Fidalgo Island an island, from Dugualla Bay in the south to Padilla Bay in the north. The stories make brave men quiver.