Huzzah Cruising the Northwest

09 August 2018
01 August 2018
27 July 2018
25 July 2018 | Gorge Harbour, BC
20 July 2018 | Prideaux Haven
19 July 2018 | Desolation Sound
18 July 2018 | Desolation Sound
17 July 2018 | Squirrel Cove, BC
12 July 2018
09 July 2018
06 July 2018
25 August 2017 | Roscoe Bay
24 August 2017 | Tenedos Bay, Desolation Sound
21 August 2017 | Tenedos Bay, BC
20 August 2017 | Tenedos Bay, BC
22 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest
20 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest
18 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest

Fade to Gray - Passage day 5

09 June 2017 | Passage to Pacific Northwest
Happy Friday everyone! As we begin our fifth day at sea, it's starting to feel like home. Although we're only 31 degrees north latitude, the sky is overcast gray, the temperature has dropped to the high 60's, and we haven't seen the sun for almost 2 days! The fleece is out, and we're wearing Gortex rain jackets and shoes after two years of storage. The refrigerator and freezer units are happy, but nobody else is. And none of this is to Scott's (aka captain casual) liking. Although he never complains, after living in Florida and teaching advanced sailing courses out of La Paz all last winter, you know he's not comfortable. He didn't wear shoes on his watch last night, but commented that he would be digging them out of his duffel today. The winds have abated, and for the first time, we're sailing under full mainsail & Genoa. The wind direction and velocity varied all night as we skirt a high pressure (low wind) system to our west, so lots of energy is being expended to keep the boat moving through the fickle conditions. Our pace continues to be good, averaging almost 150 miles per day, with 600 miles in the bank, and about 1,800 to go. Cheers from Huzzah
Vessel Name: Huzzah
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau 45.2 built in '99 for the BVI Charter fleet. Purchased in 2011 in Seattle, and began an extensive re-fit.
Hailing Port: Gig Harbor, WA
Crew: Gerry & Jody Gilbert
About: Retired professionals living the dream. Gerry & friends do the ocean passages, wife Jody & the kids fly in for the cruising. Departed the PNW for Mexico & So. Pacific September 2015, Returned to Gig Harbor July 2017 .
Huzzah \(ˌ)hə-ˈzä\ : an exclamation of joy, applause, appreciation — or shout of acclaim. Huzzah may be categorized with such interjections as hoorah and hooray. According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), in the 17th and 18th centuries it was identified as a sailor's cheer or [...]
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