Delivery Captain

13 May 2011 | Morro Bay
12 May 2011
10 May 2011 | 35 15'N:122 45'W, California Waters
09 May 2011 | 34 38'N:123 52'W, Pacific High
07 May 2011 | 32 36'N:129 27'W, Pacific High
06 May 2011 | 32 36'N:129 27'W, Pacific High
05 May 2011 | 32 13'N:130 52'W, Pacific High
04 May 2011 | 32 58'N:132 31'W, Pacific High
03 May 2011 | 33 08'N:133 56'W, Pacific High
02 May 2011 | 33 05'N:134 46'W, Pacific High
01 May 2011 | 32 35'N:136 26'W, Pacific High
01 May 2011 | 32 59'N:137 59'W, Pacific High
29 April 2011 | 32 59'N:137 59'W, Pacific High
28 April 2011 | 32 26'N:138 12'W, Pacific Gyre
27 April 2011 | 32 02'N:139 35'W, Pacific Gyre
26 April 2011 | 31 33'N:141 15'W, Pacific Gyre
25 April 2011 | 30 52'N:143 33'W, Pacific Gyre
24 April 2011 | 30 28'N:144 50'W, waterworld
23 April 2011 | 29 53'N:146 28'W, waterworld
22 April 2011 | 29 16'N:148 16'W, waterworld

E-mail

13 May 2011 | Morro Bay
Now we are back on the coast, we no longer use the ships e-mail system that Ocens.net provided me. So all future e-mails should be sent to the crew personal e-mail address. I want to thank everyone that followed us from Hawaii to Morro Bay via htis blog and a special thanks to all of you that sent us e-mails. Getting news from family and friend out in the middle of nowhere, was, and is, a big moral booster1 Thanks again.
I'm STILL chasing the keyboard, however, this time not due to the seas but in trying to adapt my inner ear to solid ground! Yeekks! Even the monitor is rolling from side to side! In the next day or so I'll have videos and still pics of the trip and our entering Morro Bay. Plus a couple of you wanted to know what is was like as you are about to do the same, I'll try to post some helpful hints and don't for you. Bear in mind what works for one may not work for others. I had a great crew! The best anyone could ask for, no hassles or bitching and we were still laughing together after 25 days. That alone is amazing as I have had some real winners on board before.
Stay tuned for the pics and re-cap of the trip.
Lynn

Victory at last!

12 May 2011
Lynn Clear and calm winds
Tile is by the crew, Mike and Val

We are now docked at the Morro Bay Yacht Club!!!!

We cleared the breakwater at 8:30 am yesterday morning to shouts and yells from our friends and my wife,Jane. We really lucked out weather wise as we woke to calm seas light winds, a perfect morning for entering Morro Bay. Todays forecast is back to 20 to 30 knots of wind and boy!, are we glad to be in a calm harbor!! Walking on land after 25 days is a hoot as we all look like drunken sailors with our sea legs. And we were not,yet. Today is clean up day, as we slowly build up some steam. Jim bailed out in th wee hours to head back to Arizona so it is just Mike and Val on board. Later on today or tomorrow, I'll post photos in thw gallery of the trip.
Land sure feels weird but good!

Last Day

10 May 2011 | 35 15'N:122 45'W, California Waters
Lynn
We now have about 92 miles to go. Wild night, big swells, 25+ knots was the wind but this morning,mellower wind and seas, heading for the entrance to Morro BaY! Still planning on at noon arrival tomorrow, Wednesday. See ya there!

Miss a few

09 May 2011 | 34 38'N:123 52'W, Pacific High
Lynn
Sorry for not updating sooner but right now it's tough just hanging on. Confused seas and winds around 25 or so. But we are making good time,123 miles for our 24hr. run yesterday, which is from 9 am to 9 am. Weather gods permitting, I should have her tied up at the Morro Bay Yacht Club dock around noon on Wednesday. We did slow down late yesterday afternoon, by furling the ngenny, and running under a triple reefed main and staysail. Even so we are making 3 to 4 knots which will put us at Morro Bay at 8 am Wednesday. Let's say late morning early afternoon. I'll posted again tomorrow with a better update. Thanks to all for reading the blog and your e-mails. Lynn

Under 4

07 May 2011 | 32 36'N:129 27'W, Pacific High
Lynn
This morning we broke the 400 mile barrier! And, as an added bonus, the winds shifted around to the northwest. Now we have 10 to 15 kts off our port 1/4, on a direct course to Morro Bay. Making 4.5 to 5.5 knots, still looking at the first part of the week, mid-week at the latest. Hopefully the high winds and fog will be gone when we land. No boat problems(knock on wood)at this point and we are still having fun enjoying the trip. Finally, after 4 days of gray skies,we are sailing under and on the bluest of blues I have ever seen! Truely amazing and breathtaking vistas. Jim and Mike are out back readying a lure in hoopes of catching some more albrcore. Val is playing mario Brothers and I just crawled out of my favorite spot, the engine room. Can't think of anything else so.... till tomorrow Lynn
Vessel Name: Delivery Captain
Vessel Make/Model: Any
Hailing Port: Avalon,Ca.
Crew: Lynn A. Stokes,Captain
About:
Move to Avalon in 1968 and have been living and working on the ocean ever since. Commercial fisher, Private Yacht Captain,Deliveries to and from Mexico and Central America. Owner of a couple of boat yards, owned Avalon Harbor Delivery Service for awhile,( if anyone remembers that..... [...]
Extra: Willing to deliver just about anything that is seaworthy, anytime, anywhere. Also have worked as a consultant to help folks either to go cruising or to improve their experience on the ocean.
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Delivery Captain

Who: Lynn A. Stokes,Captain
Port: Avalon,Ca.

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