We took the rental car back while the wind blew up to 45 mph and continued doing so most of the day. In the afternoon Bob and Debbie Smith from Fox Island arrived to visit. Bob and Debbie had completed the loop 1.7times in 2013 to 2015. They are the ones who sold us paper charts/guide books for the entire loop.
We spent the afternoon catching up. We now shared loop experiences as well as cruising to Alaska from Puget Sound experience so there was/is not end of things to talk about. The McFalls joined us in the early evening and we all adjourned for dinner at Arturo’s Restorante Italiano at 1030 hours. Not only was it a great meal with great company but the owner and wait staff were exceptional in terms of their service and friendliness.