As sweet as our local cruising waters are, treachery is always just around the corner. In this case it was just around the northwest corner of Shaw Island which, a quick glance at the chart will show, is tricky territory. This sort of thing always happens just when you think you’ve got nothing to worry about. These pictures are from KOMO-TV’s chopper that was overhead minutes after the unfortunate boat-meets-rocks encounter.

Adventuress runs aground near Shaw Island