Hey Guys, so we fixed the transmission and started our journey to San Diego and so far we’ve made it to Westport. We thought we would make it to San Diego in one trip but we were having trouble sailing and the wind died down. It took us two days in a row to get from Port Angeles to Westport. So we started the engine. When we were motoring, the boom broke where it connects to the mast. So we had to stop at Westport. Just before we got to the Marina we saw Sea Lions and a HUGE Orca Whale. My dad stiched it with metal eyes and rivets and JB Weld.
Westport is a very popular place to fish and there are a lot of charters there. We went to the gift shop and I bought a beanie and a baseball cap that has a hook on it and mesh in the back. Its very comfortable. We walked around the whole town, its not very big. We also went to the beach and watched all the waves crashing on the rock wall. I’ve had lots of fun.
After we left Garibaldi we set sail to Bandon and during that little trip we got to see some whales. It was crazy, they were all around us-(Orcas and Gray Whales). They got really close. It was Super Cool. We did a lot of experimenting, we used the jib and motor sailed, then just motored, then just sailed but eventually we dropped the sails and motored over night and docked at Bandon In the morning there wasn’t much to see and in the afternoon when we got close to Brookings, the waves started to get rough. I fell asleep but I was later informed that we docked and the Coast Guard yelled across the bay and asked for our documentation number and if my dad was Tim. Once that was all worked out. Sarah woke me up and I ate dinner and it is now the next day and we are in Brookings waiting for the bad weather to pass and then we will leave.
Hello, we have travled a long ways. We started in Olympia when my mom retired, we also had a party there. We played in the grass and ate food and drinks. After that we headed to Tacoma. There we had a big party where we played in the water, ate food and drinks, and had a bon fire! About two weeks later we headed over to Port Orchard. We met a few people there and we got fuel. Jake and I went for a row in our new old dinghy. On our way to Port Orchard we found a dinghy that was just floating out there so we got it and my mom likes it because it’s plastic, she calls it a tuperware boat. On the second day of our adventure we got fuel and went over to Bremerton because I got a coldstone icecream gift card for my birthday so we used it there. On the same day we started going to Kingston. In Kingston we got new batteries and closet rods for the shelves and my bed too. Jake and I went for a row in our new old dinghy. We spent the night and on day four we set out for La Conner. It took three tries to dock the boat becuase of the current and it took all day to get there ( we got there at night ). Early in the morning we left to go to Anacortes on Fidalgo island. My dad has a realy close friend and her name is Theresa. They are almost like brother and sister! Theresa has a son and his name is Patrick. So if Theresa is my aunt then Patrick is my cousin and his daughter Jordaya is my second cousin. Patrick has a wife named Cara and she has a son named Mason and he is my um second step cousin, I think. Anyway, Jake and I went to their house in Oak Harbor and spent the night there. We went to the pool, played games, and they even had a swing set too. We also played in their sprinkler. Cara is the best cook in the world, I love her food. There were two kids that they babysat and two girls that Jordaya knew from school. We had a lot of fun there. The next day, on the seventh day we headed over to Port Townsend and there were a bunch of pirate flags flying becuase it was pirate day. We went to another marina and we met a guy named Joe. Then we spent a night there. On the eighth day of our adventure we left to go to Port Angeles. The waves were huge and scary but I didn’t throw up. We got there and spent two nights. So on the tenth day we were going to Neah Bay but the transmision BROKE! So we had to call the coast gaurd on the radio to come tow us to Port Angeles and thats where we are right now. I hope we fix the problem so we can get to Neah Bay. We had a plan to go to Neah Bay and get fuel then start our two week journey to San Diego, except we already started in Olympia, we are just continuing from Neah Bay! Well, I hope you enjoyed. That’s all for now folks.
Prodding away, our project list is getting smaller by the day. Some of our latest major modifications were/are, the ‘Aries Windvane’ and ‘Bow Sprit’, The Aries is installed and the sprit is still in the making. Once the Sprit is bolted on our departure date rests in the hands of the sailmaker.
With some small jobs to button up we should be ready to provision and make way by the 3rd week of August.
The kids are rocking the homeschooling and with 3rd quarter testing out of the way. they are running out of vim & vigor for scholastics and rearing to go for summer time mode.
Three years of preparing, not knowing what we were up against, and every step of the way has been an ‘ADVENTURE’.
We are a live a board family preparing to set sail on the South Pacific for 4 years while home schooling 2 children and blogging about our Experiences, sharing Love, Life & Adventure.
Capt’n D. here! Licensed Captain, with USCG MMC, ‘Merchant Marines Credential’ for (OUPV) 6-pk. , Upgraded 100 ton Master (Inland/Near Coastal) with Towing and Aux. Sail endorsements. I am a TWIC card holder, ‘Transportation Workers Identification Credential’. My wife Diana and I are both Deep Dive S.C.U.B.A. Certified, each with over 100 dives logged.
We will cater to your needs.
You may enjoy fishing/crabbing, Whale watching or Geo Cache, searching for (access only by boat) locations.
Perhaps relaxing or taking in the local scenery and wildlife through the lens of a camera is more to your liking.
Raise the sails & get a hands-on adventure or sit back and let the crew do the work.
Join us this season for a ‘Carefree Day’.
What if there was an infinite source of free energy that we could use every day, all day?