US West Coast

Posts about our voyage going through the US West Coast.

  • US West Coast,  Voyage

    Monterey, an extended stay

    We came to Monterey to stay for about a week and thoroughly explore and enjoy it. We ended up staying three weeks. Not by choice, but due to personal health issues. Despite being forced to explore Monterey's terrible health system, we still found an opportunity to sample a lot of sights and experiences in and around the town.

  • US West Coast,  Voyage

    Looking through a weather window

    After we celebrated, slept, and recovered from our first 2-night passage to Newport, the spirits got higher and we felt we are ready to go out and face the ocean again. But then we came to the startling realization of the main problem of our overall strategy.

  • US West Coast,  Voyage

    Ocean sailing

    After taking a few days to cover Straight of Juan de Fuca, we rounded the Cape Flattery and turned south. We entered the Pacific Ocean and started our ocean sailing.

  • Cutting the lines
    US West Coast,  Voyage

    Cutting the lines

    We cut the lines that tied us to the docks on Sunday, August 29th, and left the Port Townsend on our journey south. Ola did the cutting. It was a day we will for sure remember.