We spent the last two days doing laundry, shopping for food, topping off the fuel and water tanks, washing the boat and generally provisioning. We had a problem that the anchor chain got twisted and I pulled the entire length out on the dock and untwisted it and pulled it back in. It took Barb and I a good hour to do that but we are ready to go now.
Matt and Tonia came up from Seattle with friends Christian and Liz. I guess it was a bit of a rough trip judging by this picture.
They came in and topped off the fuel tank, so tomorrow at 7:30 we head to Sydney and try our luck out at the customs dock. Fingers crossed!
After a rough day, Barb Had prepared a nice dinner. Spanakopita, a nice tomato and sprout salad and of course, my favorite, key lime pie for desert. Home made from scratch. (no bottled juice) Duh-licious!
We all celebrated our impending departure with a few drinks.
A whopping trip of 5 NM from Reid Harbor, but here is the data for the nerds:
Time: 1 h 38 m ( 12:33 to 14:12 ) Distance: 5.04 nm
Fuel: 0.98 Gallons Fuel Rate: 0.60 GPH Fuel Economy: 5.12 NM/G
Avg Speed: 5.92 kn Max Speed: 8.59 kn
Engine Runtime Start: 2557.50 Hours Runtime End: 2558.70 Hours Fuel: 0.98 Gallons Fuel Rate: 0.60 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 3.01 GPH Avg RPM: 858.50 Max RPM: 1255.00 Avg Oil Pressure: 48.01 Low Oil Pressure: 1.16 Avg Temperature: 176.53 Max Temperature: 192.20
Hope for luck in the transit to Alaska starting tomorrow. For the nerds -- the numbers will be significantly bigger starting tomorrow. I did a float plan to submit to the Canadian Customs agent. 600NM, 7-8 days at 10 hours a day to get to Ketchikan.
Here is the overall route to Alaska.