Quick update, Wednesday 5:45pm

Our plan came together! We rounded the corner from the Pacific Ocean at 5:30 and are now headed east into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We will be entering Neah Bay in 15 minutes where we overnight then heading to Seattle in the morning. Nice to be back in the Northwest, water is like glass, no swell, no wind, plenty of daylight left over. We will be picking up the new owner in either Port Angeles or Port Townsend tomorrow for the 5 hour run into Elliot Bay, Seattle. Busy day tomorrow between wrapping up the delivery, packing our gear underway and giving the new owner his first extended ride aboard The Patriot. Excellent cruise..thanks for playing along. Captain Chuck Captain Pat

Wednesday 28th Update

Very long day yesterday, Brookings to Tillamook, well over 220 miles. Arrived in Tillamook after the fuel dock had closed so we are stuck here until we can get the 400+ gallons we need for today. Should be out of here in a bit and plan to push hard like yesterday with a goal of rounding the corner to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Neah Bay. The weather seems cooperative but there are uglies lurking off the coast waiting their turn to come in. If that happens or starts to happen, we will have to duck in to Westport Wa and wait it out. The other factor is daylight. Running on the open ocean at twilight or even early evening is risky but acceptable, there isn’t much out there. However. running the northern Washington coast has a unique risk from logs being flushed out of the Strait. In daylight you can see them pretty good. In darkness they are like a mine field, unseeable and very dangerous. So.. In order to make it to Neah Bay before dark we have to be past Westport by 1:30pm. If not, we pull in and call it a day. Capt. Chuck