On the "road" again...

Trip Start May 15, 2008
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Friday, May 23, 2008

We ventured out of Port Angeles today.  I think they were ready to kick us out because they have a halibut derby tomorrow thru Sunday and are expecting 500 fishermen or so.  It is cloudy, around 60 degrees, very little wind and calm seas and the air smells like the sea.  Perfect...

We left Port Angeles at 9:30 and are now (2:00 PM) anchored out in Sequim (pronouned "skwim") Bay.  It was smooth sailing the whole way, just what we needed after the rough trip we had getting up the coast and to Port Angeles.

The first picture is "Wanderbird", a 65 foot custom boat.  We were told it cost $10 million to build in 2003.  The owner was killed in a plane crash and his son is selling it for $2 million.  A sad story.  It is a gorgeous boat.  If you are interested Google "Wanderbird Royal Passagemaker" and you can read about the design, etc. 

Port Angeles was fun because there was so much activity in the marina.  Two guys pulled in yesterday in a brand new 47 foot Nordhavn.  They had just finished 7 days traveling from San Diego and we're understandably very tired. Before they even tied up they went to the fuel dock which turned out to be a mistake.  The fuel and water fill spots are on the deck and apparently near each other on a Nordhavn.  The owner of the boat pumped a few gallons of diesel fuel into his water tank before he realized his mistake.  Yuck.  It will take a bunch of flushing to get it clean if they ever can. 

Sequim is very quiet and peaceful so far and our anchor is holding nicely. 

We are still having a problem with our generator so we only have enough battery power for about 30 hours and then we have to run our engines to recharge them.  We talked to an electrician in Bellingham, WA and are planning to be there on Tuesday or Wednesday to have him take a look at the generator.  In the mean time, we will be moving to a new spot each day to recharge our batteries and make our way to Bellingham.  Next stop somewhere in the San Juans.

I did a 360 panorama of Sequim Bay with our new video camera but I can't figure out how to download it onto the site...stay tuned.

To Channel Moorage:  Do you remember the aqua colored tri-maran "Hana Hou" that was on C dock for at least 2 years?  It just anchored less than 100 yards from us!  Small world!
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bkomeara on

glad the seas have calmed down for you!
We have been home since last night. The trawler fest brought new options and ideas, as always... Bill is off next week to Houston to check out the latest Nordhavn on the market. The Defever and Krogen in Anacortes we checked out were really nice also. Sounds like you are enjoying your adventure so far, hope all goes well with your generator, electricity is way over rated if you ask me, your bbq is all you need. Have fun and keep us posted. Bill and Kay

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