Warm Newport Welcome
17 August 2013 | South Beach Marina Newport, Oregon
After burning thru a fair amount of fuel, we decided to go into Newport, Oregon and refuel before continuing south. As soon as we made the decision to come in, we were finally able to sail for about 12 hours on our way in putting us approximately 10 miles offshore by 0600. We were able to pull into the marina just before 0800, refuel, and get a slip for the day in order to complete some repairs incurred in our trip so far. We were pleasantly surprised with our own personal welcoming committee shortly after tying up to the dock. My parents and three youngest siblings came out to meet us and took us all out for breakfast! With full tummies and lots of projects to complete we got to work. With all hands on deck we were able to pull and repair our speedometer, complete repairs on the head (yeah a working head!!!) and repair the latch for the v-birth door. While we working on the boat we got to talking with our neighbor on the dock. Bob was a friendly old salt who generously shared a part of his crab catch with us! Yummy! We finished our evening in Newport amongst some wonderful, generous sailors at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club. The best part of sailing to new ports is the great people one gets to meet and befriend.