Adventures of Orcinius

11 September 2015 | HOME - Vancouver WA
24 August 2015 | 46 11.4'N:123 51.4'W, Port of Astoria Marina
22 August 2015 | 46 42.0'N:132 09,4'W, 330 West of CR Bouy, Astoria
21 August 2015 | 46 41.8'N:136 13.8'W, 500 West of Astoria
20 August 2015 | 46 22.82'N:140 28.00'W, East end of High
20 August 2015 | 46 22.80'N:140 28.32'W, Middle of High Same as Fish
20 August 2015 | 46 22.79'N:140 28.57'W, Middle of High
20 August 2015 | 46 22.7'N:140 30.2'W, 675 Miles West of CR
20 August 2015 | 45 57.6'N:144 54.0'W, East End of the High
18 August 2015 | 44 38.2'N:147 57.0'W, 1000 NM to Astoria
18 August 2015 | 43 31.0'N:150 28.0'W, 1126 NM to Astoria
17 August 2015 | 41 40.1'N:153 00.1'W, 1200 miles West of Astoria
16 August 2015 | 39 30.1'N:154 53.1'W, West end of the North Pacific High
15 August 2015 | 37 34.5'N:156 00.0'W, 1011 North of Oahu
15 August 2015 | 37 04.5'N:156 23.0'W, 983 North of Oahu
14 August 2015 | 34 12.3'N:157 26.1'W, 800 North of Oahu
13 August 2015 | 31 50.0'N:158 06.5'W, 650 North of Oahu
12 August 2015 | 29 02.0'N:158 51.0'W, 330 North of Oahu
11 August 2015 | 26 32.0'N:158 59.0'W, 330 North of Oahu
09 August 2015 | 23 44.1'N:158 49.4'W, 140 N of Oahu

Best Speed

15 August 2015 | 37 04.5'N:156 23.0'W, 983 North of Oahu
Best Speed

Well when I went on watch with Malo last night the wind gave us a comfortable point of sail but without

enough wind to give us any real speed. Lisa had left us with a very long squall to deal with. It was

about 25 miles wide and streched all the way across our point of sail. I gave Malo some guidance and

had him furl in the gib to slow us down so it could cross completely in front of us and as it did

another one popped up about another 20 miles further down the layline. I stayed with him and then just

as the first one was nearly passed us I had him go for full power by unfurling the gib completely and

then falling off another 10-15 degrees to set the next squall behind us. When I thought the second one

was in the bag I told him to come back up and point towards our weighpoint some 400 miles further NE

after is passed behind us. I went down in the main salon and fell asleep on the sette. I woke about 2

hours later just before Malo was to wake me. I heard a little rain but no real heavy wind. It had

picked up from 12 to 16 and came from a little further behind us. I relieve him and took over.

Now that we have moved about 5 degrees further East it is getting light earlier. When I went on it was

so light I could see that there was absolutely no weather cells on our horrizon. I went for a full

main and full gib and before I knew it the wind had picked up to 20 knots and we were flying for a

heavy cat. It also meant the bows took some nose dives and so Malo having a V berth on the port side

got very little sleep. Mostely he rolled from side to side and was levitating as the bow went over the

top of one wave and then settled to the trough of the next which slammed him in his bed. As I say not

much sleep, but we did make some good distance today. We averaged about 8.8knots towards our

weighpoint. Best to date on the trip.

Tonight is much calmer. This morning I made some muffins for breakfast and later Today I made some

rotis for our Chicken curry dinner. The rotis were a little tougher than I like but they are all gone

and no complaints.

Charisma is really pointing more in the right direction and is a mere 200 miles behind us. In days

that is about 1.7 days for them so they are doing good. If they keep up the pace they should be able

to hit Victoria about 4-5 days after we hit Astoria. In about 2 days we will be at the middle

lattitude of the North Pacific High and will need one more day to be comfortably north. There might be

a little trouble on the horizon as we get closer to the West coast as there is a gale trough starting

to form just south of Vancouver Island which may have an affect on us. Will keep watching.

We also need to use up some of the fuel we have on board so we may elect to cross the North Pacific

High on a diagonal SW to NE to burn some off. Right now we have about an extra 500 liters on deck we

need to have room for in the tanks.

We are going alot slower tonight but only put in a single reef in the main. The horizon doesn't look

that troublesome so if it shows a different look later, Lisa can wake me to help put another reef in

the main if necessary.

All for now

Vessel Name: ORCINIUS
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 440
Hailing Port: Vancouver, Washington
Crew: John LeDoux & Lisa Danger
Sailing since the mid 90's. Prior to this trip, 4 sailing adventures from Vancouver WA to the San Juan and Gulf Islands in the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Bought ORCINIUS in West Palm Beach Fl in April 2010. Sailed her South through the Panama Canal and back up the West coast to home port. [...]
Extra: Lisa is the real captain. I have never been at the helm when docking or anchoring, she has a great touch to docking.
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Who: John LeDoux & Lisa Danger
Port: Vancouver, Washington