ESCAPE FROM NEWPORT

Early this morning Truce and I dropped down the Yaquina River from Toledo to Newport on the ebb tide.  Upon arrival at Newport I found the Coastguard had closed the Yaquina River the bar to vessels less than forty feet length.  As Truce is thirty-six feet long we couldn’t depart Newport.  Very frustrating, the weather … Continue reading ESCAPE FROM NEWPORT

UP THE YAQUINA RIVER TO TOLEDO

At eight this morning I had called the Toledo boatyard and spoke to a helpful lady called Asia – (she seems to run everything in the yard).  She could not give me a haul out time but said come on up and we will take you when we can.  The idea is to lay alongside … Continue reading UP THE YAQUINA RIVER TO TOLEDO

RUDDER INSPECTION AND SUNSHINE

Heaps of rain last night and this morning and then the sun came out.  Wonderful to feel the suns warmth and the solar cells are charging the batteries again. The diver turned up this morning, a very helpful guy called Carson.  He had a good look at the rudder and made a video.  All the … Continue reading RUDDER INSPECTION AND SUNSHINE