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Follow us as we sail Bullwinkle, our Westsail 32, south to California, Mexico, out to Hawaii and back home to Seattle.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Well he did it!

Ed & Charlie
August 4 Ed pulled into Port Townsend where a long time buddy, Charlie Ferguson, had a slip waiting for him (no easy task this time of year in these parts.)  I drove up and we had a great day sipping really good ale and listening to Ed chatter like a man that's been alone too long.  Thank you Charlie!
Arrival in Port Townsend

Last leg home

Departing Townsend

After three and half months of travel, Ed pulled safely into our slip at 4:40 last evening, August 5, to waiting family and friends.  No dramatic rain storms, several days of dead calm, and plenty of time to ponder life.

Bucket list: check.
I don't know what's next, but whatever it is, we'll share it here.  Love this guy.

Monday, August 4, 2014

August 4 2014--Arrived Land !!!!

Sorry for the late update.
I arrived in Neah Bay at 6:15 pm August 2. For a trip of 31 days 12 hrs. Yahoo!
It was good to walk up the dock and touch land. Very foggy for the last couple of days and couldn't see land until crossing about mid channel on the strait. Then there was Neah Bay and the Olympic mountains. A great sight. Thank goodness for GPS, radar and AIS. Had spent all last night and today keeping track of ships and fishing boats.

Spent the night in Neah Bay and next morning up early and motored to Port Angeles. Very foggy for the first few miles and then cleared. Lots of small boats fishing to dodge around. Light winds all day with a little showing up toward Port Angeles.

Up this morning(Aug 4) and heading to Port Townsend for the night. Very good to be back in home waters.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Land Ho --Aug 1st 2014

At sunrise this morning I could see mountains to the north end of Vancouver Island. Not sure if I'm seeing mountains on the island or over on the mainland. I was 76 miles out then. Can't see them now since the horizon to the east has gotten hazy.

Wind is really cranking at 20-25 knots from the north. I have the boat reefed down with the main at 2 reefs and only staysail. Boat speed is 6 knots average. Seas are about 6 feet on the beam, so getting some spray over the side. I plan on closing the coast to about 15 miles and then turning more southward.