Monday, July 12, 2010

June 14, 2010, 19:45 PDT

N 48°07.500’, W 123°27.055’

No blog entry for yesterday (June 13, 2010) as the trip from Anacortes to Port Angeles was ridiculously tiring. We left Anacortes at 07:00 and Julia was at the slip to watch us cast off the dock lines and take some pictures of us as we pulled out of Cap Sante Marina. The weather report predicted 15-20 knot winds in the east to central sections of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the morning; but what we got instead was 20-32 knots plus 8-12 foot waves. For the most part we were able to sail in this mix but not without a small degree of discomfort. Many of you who know me know that I pride myself on not getting seasick. Well, that is now a statement of the past as I hurled with the best of them and let’s just say that I now have an aversion to carrot cake Cliff Bars! In my defense, we didn’t take any seasick pills before leaving in the morning (who knew?) and the water was more than a little turbulent. Lessons learned are priceless.

After tying to the dock in Port Angeles after 12 hours since leaving Anacortes, we headed to town to grab dinner. For any Twilight fans out there, we ate at Bella Italia, though neither of us had the mushroom ravioli. We decided to spend Monday in Port Angeles to regroup and get ready for the trip to Neah Bay, which will be the last terra firma for us until tying to the docks in Hilo, Hawaii. Given the current weather forecasts, it looks like we will head to Neah Bay tomorrow for at least one night, and then sail south until we hit the trades that will take us to Hawai'i.

Thanks to Mom and Dad for seeing us off in Anacortes, Julia for the great departure pics, and everyone else who has wished us well in person, through emails or via the blog.

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