A NASTY DAY OFF OREGON

Last night I was becalmed for the third time since leaving Neah Bay.  I drifted until nine this morning when a wind filled in from the south.  At seven I wrote in the log “ barometer falling and no wind – something will happen soon’.  It did! At ten I had all sail set and … Continue reading A NASTY DAY OFF OREGON

CAPE FLATTERY TO SAN FRANCISCO

It’s a month today since I arrived in BC from Auckland, seems less, the time has flown by.  It’s taken a long time to get ready to go south, the weather hasn’t helped, things just seem to go slow when it’s wet and cold. I picked the anchor up at six this morning, a beautiful … Continue reading CAPE FLATTERY TO SAN FRANCISCO

WANDERING AROUND NEAH BAY

Today has seen a great improvement in the weather, still windy but sunny as well.  I spent the morning rigging up a gybe preventer.  It looks the business but won’t know how it will work until I get offshore. In the afternoon the wind eased off a bit and I launched Piglet for a run … Continue reading WANDERING AROUND NEAH BAY

NEAH BAY

Late last night the fog closed down at the entrance to Juan de Fuca Strait and the mournful sounds of ships foghorns could be heard from the anchorage.  Neah Bay was clear.  After the fog came the wind, it blew a gale all night with torrential rain in the morning.  I was confined to the … Continue reading NEAH BAY

HALF WAY UP JUAN DE FUCA

Just before eleven this morning I let go from the Port Townsend Marina to catch the ebb tide up the Juan de Fuca strait.  Wind was forecast but only arrived for seven minutes sailing, then it was motoring all the way in flat calm conditions.  Quite a bit of marine life about, seals, ducks, porpoise … Continue reading HALF WAY UP JUAN DE FUCA

READY TO SAIL

The last two days have been quite busy and working around the weather to get the final jobs completed for the trip down to San Francisco.  I am berthed in Port Townsend, a place that seems to generate its own wind and rain patterns.  The town of Port Townsend is an interesting place, one of … Continue reading READY TO SAIL