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Lots of wind and waves

19 August 2010
Today was another day like the day before. Lots of wind and waves - just enough to make it uncomfortable in the cabin - and rather difficult cooking. But we are still eating well. Dave and Terry did the honors today with fish tortillas and other left-over's for lunch, and spaghetti with sausage meat sauce for dinner. To top that Rudy baked some bread and chocolate chip with raisin cookies-what a gourmet treat.

This evening on Dave's watch at the helm, Rod came up to take pictures of a Beautiful sunset through the reddish colored clouds, he looked to Port (left side of the boat) and shouted Whale, less than 100 feet from the boat. It was a very large dark grey colored whale much larger than the Orca Whales familiar to us in the San Juan Islands. We turned the boat away from him and a couple minutes later he surfaced again very close to the boat. This time Rod was able to photographs of the him.

We are now less than 300 nautical miles from the entrance to the Straits of Juan da Fuca and about 350 NM to Port Angeles our destination. All is well aboard Wind Child, we have a moonlight and starlight night to sail by in the early evening. We are looking forward to reaching our destination but have had a wonderful time.

Rudy, Terry, Rob and Dave
Vessel Name: Wind Child
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 36s7
Hailing Port: Sequim, WA
Crew: Rudy Heessels
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