Thursday, 27 September 2007

September 12th to 14th, 2007 NEAH BAY TO NEWPORT OREGON

Left Neah Bay September 12th at 06:45 PDT.

Motor sailed in little to no wind from SW. Went out to 125 degrees W in search of NW wind 10-15 kts indicated in weather report. No luck.

After two days of mostly motoring we decided to come into Newport for fuel and wait for wind.

Newport lived up to it's reputation as a cruiser friendly port. Reasonable moorage fee of $18 US, including power and water for our 38 ft overall. Fuel at about $0.72 cents per litre. Free bus to town.

Met Dave, his brother & niece on SV Starshine; Farrell, Christine and their daughter on SV Solskin. Denis & Holly on SV Tango arrived on their way up to Victoria for the winter. Denis was in our HAM radio course in 2006 and it was good to catch up on their travels south. Fellow Bluewater Cruising Association members Pam & John (with Cam as crew) on SV Passages arrived seeking fuel as well.

We enjoyed a tour of the lighthouse and walked across the landmark bridge (pictures above). Sandra enjoyed the large aquarium near the harbour, while I worked on the boat.

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