Coos Bay Fog
19 August 2013 | Coos Bay, Or
Pete / MORE FOG!!!
After a great sail south from Newport, we arrived at the entrance to Coos Bay at 5am, in extremely thick fog and with it still being dark, we hove to just outside for the next hour. At 0600, we pulled down the mainsail, and motored to the entrance of the channel which is well marked by buoys and day marks, which can be seen very well, unless there is thick fog. We only saw about half of the buoys, heard those with sound signals, and managed a uneventful bar crossing and entrance to the bay. The entire fishing fleet from northern California and southern Oregon are holed up here is well. As Rachelle puts it, "Maybe we are doing the right thing." The current forecast is for winds to begin easing south of Cape Blanco beginning early Wednesday, so we will see whether the forecast holds. Until then, we'll see what the great town of Coos Bay has to offer.
After extensive testing, we are again confidant that the head is fixed after further work on it in Newport. Also while in Newport, we fixed the speed transducer which has been uncooperative since we hit a log going North in Bute Inlet. It is now as good as new.