Scream arrived in Coos Bay today after a wonderful downwind sail from Newport. As we had motored almost all of the way from Victoria, we were very happy to get a chance to sail. The forecast was for northerly 10-15, then 5-10, then 10-20. We had a bit of 15, a bunch of 10 and […]
We left Astoria on Tuesday, knowing that we had a short weather window. The forecast was calling for strong contrary winds starting Wednesday and continuing through Thursday. The wind wasn't that much of a concern, but the forecast seas were - up to 15 feet when counting the wind waves and swell. That didn't appeal. […]
We left Neah Bay Monday morning, bound for the first leg of the Big Adventure. Headed for Astoria, OR, 145 miles away, we were cautious and excited. The Washington & Oregon coast is reported to be a wild and woolly place, and while we had a great weather forecast (20 kts from behind, and 5-6 […]
We spent the last couple of nights at Neah Bay, waiting for weather and news from our insurers. Neah Bay is the usual stop for Juan de Fucans before turning the corner of Cape Flattery to head down the US coast. I assumed there wasn't much there, but I was wrong. There's a large marina […]
The Oregon coast is the term for the area from the northwest tip of Washington state to San Francisco, CA. This region is not friendly to boats. The harbours are few and most of them are dangerous to enter. Their entrances are mostly quite narrow and shallow. The old salts discuss two strategies for traveling […]
I've been to Port Angeles a few times by car before, and I haven't thought much of it. The town itself is the centre for the Olympic Peninsula, but it really isn't that interesting. However, for the boater, Port Angeles has a few things to recommend it: You can clear US Customs here, and they […]
Scream departed Canada for our world tour today. We left Cadboro Bay in the morning and motored to Port Angeles, where we cleared US customs. The weather is sunny and warm and the crew are in good spirits. We will post more regularly now that we are underway.