The Adventures of SV Mulan

09 October 2010 | Vancouver
14 September 2010 | Semiahmoo Marina, Blaine, WA
12 September 2010
12 September 2010
12 September 2010
11 September 2010 | 145 miles from Cape Flattery
10 September 2010
06 September 2010
04 September 2010
03 September 2010
01 September 2010
29 August 2010
27 August 2010 | still in the pacific
26 August 2010 | The pacific
24 August 2010 | heading NW!
20 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu
16 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu
15 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu
12 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu
12 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu

land ho?

12 September 2010
If it wasn't so grey & gloomy, we'd be able to see land. As at 1840z, we are 30 miles from our waypoint at the entrance to Juan de Fuca Strait. Yesterday we had a rip roaring sail as a low passed over us, but then a big hand reached out and turned the wind-o-meter from 'gnarly' to 'nada'. Unfortunately the swell-o-meter was on time delay, so we were stuck on 'gnarly' with the wave action for a while. At 0200 local time (west coast summer time, ha!) the iron genny was fired up, and we are now motoring in, in a somewhat inglorious end to the passage. It's grey, damp, and with limited visibility - can't even see a 900 foot cargo ship which we know is only 4 miles away. Interesting night motoring, as salmon season must be open, as there were many fishing boats within visual range. Making slow, conservative progress motoring. Hope to be in Blaine late Monday, but we may struggle against the tides, and US CBP may require us to go into Point Roberts to report in, in which case we will sand-bag on the home stretch in order to get there during daylight hours. cheers, team Mulan
Vessel Name: Mulan
Vessel Make/Model: Grand Soleil 39
Hailing Port: Vancouver, Canada
Crew: The Parr Family
About: Susan - Captain; Andrew - First Officer; Jack - Bosun & Cruise Director; Sam - Communications Officer; Max - Purser
Extra: Don't dream it - do it. The sailing adventure of the Parr family aboard SV Mulan.
Mulan's Photos - Main
The downhill leg from Blaine, WA to San Diego, CA
16 Photos
Created 10 September 2009

SV Mulan

Who: The Parr Family
Port: Vancouver, Canada