Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Neah Bay to Port Angeles

 The big sea lions cruising around the docks really started their barking at 0300 hrs. We held off departure to wait for the tide change until 0700 hrs. Before leaving Joyce and I dumped the water out of Pashmina's flooring. It is a beautiful morning. the bald eagles are up early and are very vocal.

We cruise in to Seiku to take a look at the docks there. Good to know that you can get out of the wind and have a rest.
The day continues to improve and the seas are flat and once the tide shifted we are able to make up some time with 10 knots. The weather reports still call for small craft warnings, but they haven't showed their faces yet. It is after 1530 before the winds start which makes docking difficult, and another large fishing boat is standing off as we maneuver to get a space at the dock.

Leaving Neah Bay

A nice wake

Our first peek at the snow covered Olympics.
We have a beautiful, but long day and I am pooped after arriving in Port Angeles. We refueled, pumped out the head, docked, cleaned the lunch dishes, made a grocery list and Joyce walked to the store and brought groceries and ice back in a cab. Then she cooked a wonderful steak dinner with corn on the cob and salad. I like this first mate. I did the dishes and repacked the ice chest and refrigerator. The chores are never ending.
Refilled our extra bottles of water, looked at tides for tomorrow and determined a departure time.
Day's run 57 nm
Total 342 nm.