I'm interested in the Rosario trip, I'll have to see if I can make it.
It looks like we need a trip on the calendar, so here's an idea:
Sunday Nov 1: Washington Park north into Rosario Strait. Visit James Island, skirt up the spectacular east side of Blakely I. and maybe have lunch at the wonderful marina lunch counter if it is open. From there, we can go where whim takes us and the weather allows: perhaps a bit further north along Orcas, then doubling back along the west side of Cypres. Or perhaps continuing on to the Orcas ferry dock and getting a free ride back. If interested, sign up on the we site and I'll get back to you with more details.