Non Sequitur

24 August 2013 | Alameda
23 August 2013 | 119 NM NW of the Golden Gate Bridge
22 August 2013 | 11 miles NW of Cape Blanco
21 August 2013 | 11 miles NW of Cape Blanco
19 August 2013 | Coos Bay, Or
18 August 2013 | 37 miles NW Coos Bay
17 August 2013 | South Beach Marina Newport, Oregon
16 August 2013 | 45 miles from Newport Oregon
15 August 2013 | West entrance Strait of Juan de Fuca
15 August 2013 | Pacific Ocean southwest of Neah Bay
14 August 2013 | Neah Bay
05 August 2013 | Mackaye Harbor
05 August 2013 | Bedwell Harbour
04 August 2013 | Poet's Cove, Bedwell Harbour
29 July 2013 | Squirrel Cove
26 July 2013 | Waddington Harbour, Bute Inlet, BC
25 July 2013 | Waddington Harbour, Bute Inlet
24 July 2013 | Big Bay, Stuart Island, BC
23 July 2013 | Teakerne Arm
22 July 2013 | Teakerne Arm

Sailing with whales

18 August 2013 | 37 miles NW Coos Bay
After putting the boat back together this morning, saying goodbyes to Rachelle's parents and siblings, we headed out of Newport Oregon, and made our L turn for Coos Bay. We are planning for an overnight sail with winds increasing to the mid 20's through the night. Fog just caught us, so of course, radar running. Our plan is to get to Coos Bay at first light and hopefully have a reasonable entrance at the river bar. The tide should be flooding all morning, which would be favorable for us. Our boat on the other hand is flying along well, with easy 6kt + boat speeds, and speed over ground into the mid 6's. This will get us in a little early, so again, we find ourselves killing time. This is very counter to my racer intuition background. I believe the crew has started feeding me various drugs to stop my jitters.

I think the drugs are also making me see whales because they have been hopping around us all day. We've had about a dozen very large, gray in color whales hopping and smacking their tails on the water in our vicinity, which has made for some great viewing.

All is well with the crew, the ride is comfortable, and the boat is much happier sailing than motoring. We've put one reef in the main in preparation for nightfall and the forecast of building wind. Didn't decrease boatspeed much, still doing steady 6+'s and the boat has its happy hum.

Well, I'm off to bed, midnight watch is coming soon.
Vessel Name: Non Sequitur
Vessel Make/Model: CS 34
Hailing Port: Seattle, WA, USA
Extra: SV Non Sequitur is a 1991, fiberglass constructed 34' sailboat made in Ontario, Canada. Originally a sloop rig, during our recent refit, we added a cutter stay and running backstays primarily for the storm-jib.
Non Sequitur's Photos - Main
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Created 5 August 2013
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Created 5 August 2013
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Created 21 July 2013
Our photos of the race on Hooked.
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Created 19 November 2009
Our 10 day sprint to Desolation Sound and back to Seattle
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Created 19 November 2009