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The big left turn and into the unknown.

Winter is bearing down on Seattle and I think a warmer climate may be in order for awhile. The target is San Diego. You may be aware that Barbara lives in San Diego when she is not on Coda and my brother Gary does as well. Ultimately, I am headed for a canal 1800 miles south of San Diego but let's take this one step at a time.

Since Barbara returned to continue the adventure, I convinced Matt to leave the comfort of Sudden Inspiration and join me for the epic sea cruise down the west coast. The plan is as follows: Get down to San Francisco relatively quickly which gets us out of north latitude weather and into calmer waters. Spend a couple of months in the channel islands where Barb and I spent time with our family cruising during our youth. It will be fun to see the islands again.

Get to San Diego late in the year and arrange moorage. Leave the boat in San Diego during the holidays and start down the coast of Mexico early next year.

This is the official start of this adventure.

Following the haul out I took the boat to the Tyee outstation for the birthday cruise and left from there with Barb and Matt in tow and went into the deep blue sea.

Day one we had a lovely cruise to the Tyee outstation at Port Hadlock.

and Matt took over the helm for awhile.

Port Hadlock was a short 6 hour cruise and we had a nice dinner at the Old Alcohol Plant.

Technical Data:

Time: 5 h 36 m ( 11:31 to 17:07 ) Distance: 32.41 nm

Fuel: 9.74 Gallons Fuel Rate: 2.04 GPH Fuel Economy: 3.33 NM/G

Avg Speed: 6.91 kn Max Speed: 11.16 kn

Engine Runtime Start: 2957.15 Hours Runtime End: 2961.90 Hours Fuel: 9.74 Gallons Fuel Rate: 2.04 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 3.54 GPH Avg RPM: 1206.96 Max RPM: 1331.50 Avg Oil Pressure: 54.11 Low Oil Pressure: 0.58 Avg Temperature: 163.17 Max Temperature: 192.20

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