Journey Home Day 10

by Jessica Miller

August 21, 2006

The following posting is from Captain Bob…

Aug 14
It’s a nice morning again with patchy clouds and some dark ones straight ahead on the horizon. Hopefully they will be gone by the time we get there. We are still on the inside of Graham Island and headed south. We had some heavy rain for a little while last night and I had to briefly change course to pass the north bound Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Vector. The slight wind and wind waves that we have now are coming from directly astern and we are making 8.7 kts. Not bad and I hope it lasts.

9 pm and the day passed as above. It got sunny in the afternoon and stayed that way till sunset. And it was a very nice sunset indeed. We have just passed the northern end of Vancouver Island and set a direct course now for the entrance to Newport, OR harbor. Current ETA 2 days, 2 hours and 35 minutes, but who’s counting? Me!

Since we are back on the ocean side of land we have rejoined the ocean swells. They are coming from the northwest and have us rolling quite a lot. I expect we’ll be tired of rolling like this by the end of these 2 days, 2 hours and 25 minutes. But what fond memories there are to reflect on during that time. Willie and I were talking about some of them today and we are both hopeful we can do it again next year. Many good things were started on this trip and it would be great to see them continue and grow.

– Captain Bob

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