Leaving Coos Bay I had another nice sunrise
motoring out, the sea was really flat and there wasn’t much wind.
Basically, I just motored for 30 hours straight, THUNK THUNK THUNK so this isn’t going to be an exciting update, unfortunately.
Had a bit of excitement when I thought I had a fish (it was a chunk of kelp) and I saw the brightest phosphorescence I’ve ever seen – it looked like flash bombs going off. Very scattered but very bright. Also saw a pod of humpbacks at some distance. I also didn’t feel sick at all, though not sure if it was the Meclizine, my body adapting or the complete lack of any kind of sea.
The sunset/sunrise that night was pretty amazing, one of the best I’ve seen.
Arriving at the Eureka bar (the second worst on the coast) there was no wind and ‘0-2 foot swells’, hah. Coasted in quite happily and saw pelicans! Which was very cool.
Pulled off some pretty sick docking at the fuel dock, which was a 20 foot long piece of wood surrounded by big tugs with the river current sweeping you backwards but I nailed it and ended up at the marina at around 10 after I fuelled up.
Not much here – got into town and bought a bird book, an american sim card and had a look at my alternator which isn’t producing full power for whatever reason – I had it tested and it’s fine apparently though? So that’s a mystery – may be the regulator.
Had dinner with a nice Canadian family on their boat and am about to go to bed, as I plan to leave tomorrow for either Fort Bragg or further. 240 miles till San Fran!
You needed an easy passage 🙂 We need some pics of all those exotic ports 🙂
Good luck with the capes!
I’m crying foul! I came across your thread on SA. They are getting way better updates than us blog readers 🙂 Good to know all is well…
Haha not at all – the blog entries take a bit longer to come out, as I need to sort through photos and find internet I can use from my laptop, while the forum I can just dash off on my phone.