We left Newport, OR on what we thought would be some strong NW winds, hoping to round Cape Blanco without getting spanked (e've got that t-shirt!). One we got outside of the harbor entrance and outside the fog, it was a light downwind sail for the rest of the day. On the way out we saw the Coast Guard towing someone in over the bar. I gracefully offered to give them hand.
|Our down wind sail out of Newport|
The rest of the trip down to Eureka was chilly but uneventful, sailing during the day until early evening each day, and motoring most of the night when then the wind died. The whole trip was about 46 hours.
|Me, being diligent on watch|
|Coast Guard Life Boat station, Humboldt Bay, Eureka|
|Woodley Island Marina greeter|