7/26/2010 – Still looking good to leave tomorrow

Our local restaurant with free wifi is closed today and tomorrow so we’re sitting at a picnic table in the restaurant’s backyard, using their wifi signal which, fortunately, they don’t shut off when they’re closed.

The weather is still looking promising for a departure tomorrow morning. If it’s like today, the fog should lift by about 1000 or 1030. The flood tide is from 0800 to 1420 or so so we have a nice big window.

Today we got most of our chores done. Still have a couple to do when we get back to the boat, but they should be no problem. Checked on my engine alarm and found that it’s set up perfectly to have any water that gets into the engine compartment sit on top of the switch and short it across. I got it all dried up (I think) so I need to make some kind of shield. Obviously I also need to do a better job of waterproofing the cockpit sole so that water can’t get down below.

Man, is it cold here! Not as windy as Newport but colder. And foggy. Haven’t seen the sun since we got here.

Probably won’t get another blog entry written if we head out tomorrow morning, and, as we’re hoping to go straight through, be aware that there may be blog silence for the next 5-7 days.

Wish us better luck than last time.


About sryoder

Steve & Lulu... retired. Had enough of the cold wet dreary fall/winter/spring in the Pacific Northwest. Bought a boat, fixed it up, sold our home and sailed to Mexico in November, 2010. Been here ever since except for occasional forays to the States (summer only, thank you) to visit the kids, parents and siblings. If you're looking for a sailing blog, this is the wrong place. This is a traveling, hunkering in, eating blog. Sailing is just how we get from place to place when we can't walk.
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5 Responses to 7/26/2010 – Still looking good to leave tomorrow

  1. Anonymous says:

    You know, honey, Dad and wish the very best journey and good weather. Love, Mom

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well farewell from Newport, hope we see you again sometime. We miss you at the Aquarium.Gosh what a day/night,truly a shakedown and a revelation about the foul weather gear. What is Lulu going to do with hers to make the trip to the head a little less of a hassle?I hope the weather isn't as lively on you next stretch tomorrow, hope it warmer for you too.I have to ask, you both get seasick, yet you sail. I assume it wears off as the days go on, or as the rolling decreases in fairer weather?I have really enjoyed reading your blog, and will I follow it as you head off south, lucky pair. Hats off all three of you for energetic and enthusiastic first leg to Mexico. RosemaryPS Art is going to be popping off the the Sandbar to sample the burgers just as soon as I tell him of your revelation. He seeks the perfect burger.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hope you get quiet seas, just enough wind for smooth sailing, without having to run the motor, a lift of the fog as you head south, and no more seasickness for Lulu!! /Beverly

  4. Anonymous says:

    Here's hoping for smooth sailing.Nick

  5. Anonymous says:

    Good luck you two! May the seas roll smooth before you and the sun shine upon you! Norm

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