Just got home last night from 4 wonderful days cruising in the Puget Sound
and Strait of Juan de Fuca. We set out for the Pacific to do a heavy weather
shakedown, but only needed to go as far as Port Angeles. Gale force winds, torrential downpours and more insanity was readily available without going further.
We made Port Angeles in just 11 hours and pulled in for the night Saturday. Spent Sunday hanging out (it was sunny and warm, really) and upgraded the charging
system with new alternator
, volt reg, belts, and 2 new house batts.
Took out Monday for PT, heading back. Nice run, no air, under diesel
power. Dinner and drinks at Sirens. Tuesday a.m. out we go, double reefed and a slice of jib
into contrary everything. Contrary tide, contrary wind
and then on the flood, 7-9' seas in the middle. Laughing all the way, hey!
Well, that's me (us). Glad to be here. Looking forward to meeting you all. FW&FS