Well -- this is different
Yesterday, after clearing customs we made great time headed northbound. The waters were calm and we put on 73 NM.
We snuggled into our planned anchorage and we had taco salad. I am sorry I did not take a picture of it but suffice it to say it was tasty. There was a weather alert for Sunday for wind on Georgia Strait but Predict wind showed 20-25 knots se we waited for a bit for it to subside and headed out. We got hammered! We quickly turned around and are now back in Northwest Harbor. We have a few weather days planned in so it is not an issue other than cleaning up the boats and nursing Tonia back to a normal color -- I guess she was a shade of white with terror and green with seasickness. What does that make? Puce?
We had a captains meeting and reviewed the wind forecast and we have decided to move out at 3:30 AM tomorrow as there is a 7 hour window of calm between 3:30 and 11:00 AM. We will be out of Strait of Georgia just in time for it to suck again (well that is the plan). We will then have a 3-4 hour delay to wait for Seymore Narrows to achieve slack tide before we can move on.
When we returned Matt discovered he broke a water line and dumped 75% of his fresh water in the bilge. He did a quick fix and now will need to run the water maker as we run tomorrow to replenish.
They call it an adventure for a reason.
Roche Harbor to Area E (Nanoose Bay)
Time: 10 h 47 m ( 07:35 to 18:22 ) Distance: 75.14 nm
Fuel: 19.92 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.85 GPH Fuel Economy: 3.77 NM/G
Avg Speed: 7.60 kn Max Speed: 10.89 kn
Engine Runtime Start: 2558.70 Hours Runtime End: 2569.00 Hours Fuel: 19.92 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.85 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 6.58 GPH Avg RPM: 1249.39 Max RPM: 1634.75 Avg Oil Pressure: 51.81 Low Oil Pressure: 1.16 Avg Temperature: 181.34 Max Temperature: 194.00