Papa Fox, Jugurtha and myself left Shileshole at 1300 the 12th of August. We headed to the fuel dock and filled up. Beautiful sunny day out. No wind. This would be the theme for the next couple of days.
We filled up and powered out of the marina heading for Port Townsend. Made it into PT around 2100 or so and met up with Pete and Rachelle.
Rachelle made her newly famous "Stormy Margaritas" and then we had my always famous chili. Right to bed after that.
The next morning we walked to the West Marine to get some line as I could not find my rigging bag. This also would a running theme. This boat is not that big but yet I am forever losing stuff. I still cannot find the "wood crabs" (clothes pins).
Jugurtha went up the mast to install the new checkstays while we were in PT.
I am posting the picture below against my better judgement. A present from Papa Fox.
Jugurtha fixed the wiring in the aft stateroom. The reading light was wired weird. While he did that, Papa Fox and I stitched the strope for the 3rd reef. Papa Fox made <something> for dinner as the motor droned on, pushing us at 7 knots to NB.
|Motoring to Port Townsend|
We anchored in Neah Bay on about 100' of chain and waited for Pete and Rachelle to raft up on Appa. They got into NB around 0100 or so. We had a celebratory bottle of wine and then hit the rack.
In the morning we stayed on the anchor and made the lee clothes for the dinette area. It took us 3 hours to get that thing installed. Looked pretty good I thought. We never tried it out to it's full potential though. Only used half. I think we regretted the decision to leave the table up and use just part of the lee clothes. One more place to bunk might have helped when it got rough out.
Jen got to NB at 1500 on the 14th and we started to unload the truck and load the boat. Bag after bag made it's way onto Appa. Food and gear for 6 people is a lot of stuff.
Prior to Jen's arrival, we fueled up Appa. 60 gallons in the main tank with another 16 gallons on reserve.
Jen left about 1700 or so and we started to load the dinghy on the deck and make everything ready to go for the trip south.
Chris bought a salmon from the fishermen next to us and Papa Fox filleted it and I cooked that baby on the grill. Veggies along the salmon. Holm had his vegan eatings and all was good.
|Getting the tender on the foredeck|
|Chris and his "catch".|
|The travellers. Non Sequitur and Appa|
|The crew together the night before we leave.|
No wind once again and I set the Perkins to run at 2000 RPM. We wouldn't shut it off for 24 hours.
|Someone on the crew got seasick right off the bat. I found these old Air Canada barf bags. They came into use.|