We finally got a break with a weak low making it through the pacfic high, so we headed north on a straight run to Cape Flattery. The trip was a perfect motor – calm seas and no wind. Thirty six hours after leaving Newport Oregon we turned passed the cape and headed into Neah Bay for fuel. It was still early in the day with the flood in our favour and a NW breeze to help us down Juan de Fuca to Victoria.
Well that breeze soon turned into 35 knots and Adesso with full sail up screamed past Victoria all the way to Darcy Island Marine Park near Sidney. We averaged 10 knots for the 8 hours trip but maxed out at 12 knots – the picture is evidence!!!
Wow, you arrived in style!
Welcome home. Unless you have taken root on D’Arcey you must have turned off your transponder. I really liked the idea of being able to find you when you get up towards Cortes. Let your man child know that there are no prawns in my freezer…sorry. Al
Sounds like your trip up the coast and very similar to what we had. We were the last to leave Newport at 0700, Thursday morning. Anchored at Neah Bay and tucked into bed by 0300 on Saturday. We were greeted by thick fog, and very little wind for most of Sunday’s passage to Port Angeles. Sounds like you got it all! Frank from Navagator was also here. I will be here for a few weeks while I work on repairs. Glade to hear that you made it home safe and sound.