June 27 Kodiak to Straits of Juan de Fuca Day 7 Noon position: 49.51.54N by 129.31.53W Miles since last noon: 128 Total miles of passage: 980 (200 miles to Cape Flattery) Avg. Miles per Day: 140 Course: ESE (Changing this to cardinal points going forward) Speed: 4 – 6.5 knots Wind: 0 to NW, Read More

June 26 Kodiak to Straits of Juan de Fuca Day 6 Noon position: 51.02.15N by 132.02.83W Miles since last noon: 146 (Under power last hour of day) Total miles of passage: 825 Avg. Miles per Day: 138 Course: 120t Speed: A steady 7+ knots to 1 knot in the wrong direction Wind: S 10, Read More

June 25 Kodiak to Straits of Juan de Fuca Day 5 Noon position: 52.03.89N by 135.21.85W Miles since last noon: 148 Total miles of passage: 706 Avg. Miles per Day: 141 Course: 120t Speed: 5 – 7 knots Wind: SW and W 5 – 15 to S and SSW 20+ The wind vane and, Read More

June 24 Kodiak to Straits of Juan de Fuca Day 4 Noon position: 53.23.92N by 138.36.82W Miles since last noon: 157 (same as yesterday, pooh!) Total miles of passage: 558 Avg. Miles per Day: 139.5 Course: 120t Speed: 5.5 – 6.5 knots Wind: SW 10-20 Woke to dense fog which has lifted only to, Read More

June 23 Kodiak to Straits of Juan de Fuca Day 3 Noon position: 54.57.17N by 142.03.39W Miles since last noon: 157 Total miles of passage: 401 Avg. Miles per Day: 133 Course: 120t Speed: 6.5 – 7.5 knots Wind: SW 10 – 20 Right after sending last night’s missive, summer ended. All day I’d, Read More

…of sweet sailing makes. June 22 Kodiak to Straits of Juan de Fuca Day 2 Noon position: 55.53.94N by 146.04.96W Miles since last noon: 136 Total miles of passage: 244 Avg. Miles per Day: 122 Course: 110t Speed: 5.5 – 7 knots Wind: NW to WNW 10 – 15 I’m measuring days noon to, Read More

June 21 Noon Position: 56.52.48N by 149.28.15W Miles since departure: 107 Course 110t Speed: 6-7 knots Wind: NW15-20 Departed Kodiak for the SE at 9:30am on Monday into a clear sky and the promise of a brisk westerly. All morning the windmills above the town had been spinning powerfully and pointing west, but in, Read More

  My small cove within this bay (58.26.47N by 152.42.33W) is like a room within a room. Almost entirely surrounded by fir trees and rock, it has two windows. One is a low cut to the north that is mud and boulders at low water, but at the high it fills in and gives, Read More

Port Graham has been all southwest wind and rain since this morning, confirming the decision to stay. After breakfast I got the dinghy over the side for an extended row and a few short walks, and out of those activities came two lessons. Lesson One: Bear Spray works, even on humans. I’m carrying bear, Read More

We departed at low slack, 10 o’clock on the morning of June 5th, and just moments before a turn of tide that would have held us pressed to the dock another six hours. Wind, calm. Sky, partly cloudy. In some ways it had been a near miss. The gods, in their wisdom, conspire to, Read More