November 4.2015

November 4.2015

 We finally made Kimchee on the boat! We have been craving kimchee since departing Sandy Point.  It may be obvious that we eat a lot of rice with everything.  Usually, we have kimchee to go with everything, too, but we have been without it for so long.  Every time we have soup or stew (typically enjoyed in colder weather), we need to have kimchee.  We were able to secure some of the critical ingredients so I decided to try my…

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November 2-3.2015

November 2-3.2015

Hanging out in Monterey Bay, CA Taking notes for the next paint job on Luninesce! Walking along the Cannery Row. The city of Monterey obviously trying to copy Eureka, with various rail cars scattered along the waterfront. Practicing fake smiles.  Someone’s tired from walking but obviously not the young ‘ns. The girls always check out berries and fruits on trees.  They love these palm dates. Ok, load up those backpacks girls.  Looks like we found dinner. Another pic of the…

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November 1.2015

November 1.2015

Arrived in Monterrey Bay, CA We left Bodega Bay, CA in the early morning.  Once again, the strategy of leaving on a rising tide paid off.  Sona waved farewell from her dock as the fog rolled in thick.  Soon we found ourselves straining to discern the next pair of channel markers in the fog while dodging a crab pot buoy and some logs floating in the water.  It turns out the “floating logs” were seals laying on a submerged sand…

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October 27-30. 2015

October 27-30. 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015 October 27 (Tuesday) through October 30 (Friday) Arrived in Bodega Bay, CA Our next opportunity to leave Humboldt Bay did not present itself until the following Monday. We probably wouldn’t have left if it wasn’t for a fishing vessel that entered the bar and moored just down from us.  With a need to verify the bar condition apart from the Coast Guard’s report of 12 foot breakers, I rushed over to the fisherman to ask about…

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October 23-26.2015

October 23-26.2015

More of Humbolt Bay, Eureka CA We are still in Eureka. Our expectation was to leave earlier to head further south but I guess it wasn’t meant to be.  Humbolt Bay Marina has been the longest stay so far with a total of 11 days.  The following scenes are what we have seen. Red sky in the morning Sailor’s warning. We should have heeded the old wives tale for the bar condition wasn’t so great for us. We made an…

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October 16-22.2015

October 16-22.2015

Still in Humbolt Bay of Eureka, CA Waiting for the favorable weather window we were wondering what we should do to occupy ourselves in Eureka.  Well, let’s just say that our lives have taken a dramatic slowing down in pace. The weather seems to be predicting all kinds of havoc along the coast especially around where we are.  Surprisingly the weather inland was a lot more favorable with warm sun and light breeze. Between a few days of small craft…

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October 14-15.2015

October 14-15.2015

  Humbolt Bay- Eureka, CA. Left Port Orford in the morning.  Was a little  worried the anchor would be dug so deep we wouldn’t be able to get it out, but it came up just fine.  Getting here took almost all of 24 hours.  The day started out beautiful with great clarity and visibility.  What the forecast sited as a patchy fog after midnight turned into dense fog from 10 nm off the coast all the way in to the marina.  Thank…

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October 13 thru October 14, 2015.

October 13 thru October 14, 2015.

Port Orford, OR . We set out of Coos Bay, OR thinking that we’d either stop in Crescent City, CA or Eureka, CA if weather allowed. It was a high pressure system, clear skies, and unseasonably warm temperature most of the day. The girls were mostly bored and didn’t know what to do.  I haven’t been able to get Sophia to take another turn at the helm since leaving Jones Island, when she shrewdly observed that “the boring thing about steering is…

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October 6-12.2015

October 6-12.2015

Hanging out in Charleston-Coos Bay, OR .   Bus ride into town for a grocery run. For a 20 min ride, we spent 1 hr getting to Safeway.  There we found a recycled can and glass compartment.  It’s Anna’s great fascination with making money with no-investment: take Washington bought canned goods and recycle it for 5 cents a can in Oregon.  I believe there was fairly popular episode of Seinfeld where Kramer went all over NY with cans from a…

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October 5. 2016

October 5. 2016

Arrived in Charleston Marina near Coos Bay, OR Boy were we happy to see a dock again!  We toiled over 10 hrs trying to stabilize our boat from swells and resultant bow lurches.  Leaving Grays Harbor, WA we knew that we’d be dealing with 5-10knots of southerlies.  The night started out clear with surfacing of a bright crescent moon around 9pm.  In a moment, I looked down into the cabin and then looked up to find no moon, no stars,…

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