Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Home stretch in Juan de Fucia

Here is how the sails were set coming into the Straits of Juan de Fucia....and as you can see, no more head winds.  We got up to over 8 knots on this stretch...almost reefed and then the wind slowed down.  Great trip last year (2012).  Next I will post some pics of her this year as she was hauled and was shown in the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, WA USA

Home at last

We arrive in the afternoon of July 23, 2012, docked paid David & Heather (a little :-) .
Wow, head winds all the way up to 22 knots....but nice winds coming in the Strait of Juan de Fucia...glad that happened.  I stayed up all day the last day, so was tired...but made it to the Ajax Cafe for superior food & friends.  Six days total from the SF Bay to Port Townsend Bay...WOW!

Fun things happen when out at sea

Most of the way we had head winds...almost ran out of fuel, jumped out of bed on the 17th @ 4:30 to switch tanks, at 1 AM on the 18th we broke a heater line, so steam went everywhere.  Slipped and hit my chest on the fridge (ouch!) but all was repaired on the run.  Thanks David...sorta Mc Giviver (sp) but between the 3 of us we kept her going.

Heading home July 2012

Finally, after getting a new Professional Skipper to take Heather, Skipper David & me north from San Rafael, CA under the Golden Gate and up north, we are ready to leave.
Date:  July 16, 2012...broke a bolt on the tiller auto pilot, but repaired it at the dock, fueled up and left early afternoon.
I knew we had a head wind the entire way, but it looked like a small break a few miles north.  Currently we had a 22Knot head wind...but the motor ran fine.  MD2030 Volvo Penta