Waiting in Neah Bay
09 September 2009 | 48.3681 'N:-124.6111 'E, Neah Bay, WA
We started the trip from Tacoma to San Diego on Saturday (Sep 5th). The crew was Ed Blain, Vern McCoy and Craig Luker. It was raining hard with lots of North wind. A whole day of motoring saw us to Pt. Townsend just at night fall, where we met up with our final crew member, Wayne Lieb. We had a good meal in the restaurant at Pt. Hudson Marina and left the next day. Another motoring adventure ending just at dark. This time in Neah Bay.
All we have to do now is go a mile or so West then hang a BIG left and start going South. The only problem is that the winds are still out of the South (a direction they are supposed to come from less than 10% of the time around here!). They've been South winds for days, but they're supposed to dissipate on Wednesday afternoon. So the plan is to leave here Wednesday around 2 pm. Next stop San Fransisco! (Unless something breaks, or we get tired, etc).
We had a good day today getting little boat projects done and trying to practise sailing techniques. A complete lack of wind in Juan de Fuca Strait frustrated those plans and us, since too much adverse wind is what is keeping us here!
In any event, all is well and we're going to stop by the museum here tomorrow before heading on.