Kinda sorta. Last weekend (August 9-12) we cruised to La Conner for the annual La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show. For those who are not from around here, La Conner, in North Puget Sound, is situated on the Swinomish Channel, an 11 mile waterway connecting Skagit Bay to the south with Padilla Bay to the north. Every tide change creates a torrent of current as all that water tries to find its way either in or out of Skagit Bay and Padilla Bay. Trying to determine when slack tide is so you can tie your boat up at the guest pier without it seeming like you're roping a Sperm Whale, is some kind of voodoo. I followed the published calculus to establish our departure time from Everett. I projected our arrival time based on forecasted wind and wave conditions along with our estimated average cruising speed of 6 knots over the 33 mile route and determined that if we left Everett at 10:00 am we should arrive at 3:30 pm. Hopefully it would be slack. And I nailed it!!! It was dead flat and calm as I pirouetted into the designated spot like I knew what I was doing. The welcoming committee was impressed. We met some really, really nice people over the course of the weekend and had a wonderful time. We're already looking forward to next year's event.