On Wednesday I drove to Port Angles with two others to where the Formosa 41 was. We left at 5:30 pm and went straight to Astoria. Not much wind
on the straits a little bumpy going around cape Flattery. Then a very SMOOTH ride down the ocean. About 15 miles off la-push we stopped to watch a gray whale rolling and slapping his fins on the water
. We watched him for close to 20 minutes. Then continued south. North of Grays harbor we heard a MAYDAY call. A 52' Hatteras was on fire. husband, wife and 14 yr old daughter. They were on the bow in survival suits. A commercial fishing
boat was very close and rescued them. We could see the smoke. Very scary to hear and see.
We crossed the bar at 1:30 am. The bar was glass smooth. I think this was the smoothest I have ever seen.
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Later that morning I got on the Cascade 36 in Astoria.We left around 3 pm. Bouncy rough bar. 10kts out of the NW. First 5 -6 hours were a little rough then the ocean smoothed out. Stopped in Neah bay for fuel then on to Port Angles arrived at 3:30am. Left at 10am and sailed a little and motored to Port Orchard arrived at 9:30 pm.
Back home and looking forward to my hot tub tonight.
PS Newt if you are looking for extra help when going sailing let me know.
I am a teacher and have summer off.