June 7, 2020
Yesterday we motored for a few hours, hopefully the last stretch of that until the Strait. We are racing another large low pressure system that will bring strong winds and big seas along the Washington Coast and Vancouver Island on Monday and Tuesday, so we want to be inside the Strait before then.
In the meantime, it has been a true pleasure working with the team at Commander’s (our weather routing service) and comforting to know we have the support of such professionals .
GO Report Sunday Morning
Cruising nicely with 20 knots of breeze and gusts to 25- wind should be increasing as we get closer! Two reefs in the main and no jib but we’re still making 7 knots! I’m expecting to see signs of land by this afternoon. I think we’re all ready to get off and stretch our legs.
Hoping for some kind of cell service as we get closer. Looking like Port Angeles sometime in the wee hours of Monday am.
I’m pretty proud of how well everyone is doing, including ESTELLE, she’s had one hell of a work out. Cheers WB
GO Report Saturday Afternoon
We’re closing in on the target. Roughly 172 miles to the mouth of Cape Flattery! A bit ambivalent about getting back to the real world. There is something really nice about isolation.
Today should be a vegetable soup of conditions. Partly cloudy with a nice warm breeze to start the morning. Motored for a few hours earlier today, winds picked up (10 knots) so just hoisted the mainsail, maybe for the last time. Expecting periodic rain squalls with winds picking up later this afternoon/ evening.
I do a lot of meal prep when I expect higher winds and rougher seas. Made bread this am and getting ready to slice potatoes for a green chili scalloped potato dish for this evening. Think we’re down to Oreos for dessert. How one does suffer when on the high seas.
We all took turns reading a great book, Warlight, but we’re running out of the fun easy reads. My bathroom/kitchen remodel plans continue and I’ve finished Mesa Verde Victim, another great “who done it” by the talented and clever writer, Scott Graham. I try to write a few words every day to update the blog, I’m totally in awe of those who write routinely for a living. I simply don’t have the brain capacity. I’m much more the “go chase the squirrel” kind. If you get my drift.
Once again it’s great hearing from you all. It’s funny how we all gather round to see who has a message. Even if it’s a simple hello it launches us into a chat about, who wrote the message and how they fit in our lives. TTFN WB