Just over three hundred miles to go before entering the Juan de Fuca Strait. The last few days have seen a lot of action. We had some beautiful sailing with fair winds, stars at night and sunshine by day.
On day 10 we found ourselves in the same spot of the Pacific Ocean as Kinetic V, this year's Vic-Maui winner. Quite amazing after so much time at sea to find ourselves in the same spot. They came buy to say hello at night before the disappeared again over the horizon.
We had almost three days of incredible spinnaker sailing. The winds were perfect and the waves small. Each day at 5:30 we get together for happy hour on deck. We have a drink, listen to some tunes and chat with the other crew. We run two watches and other than during the watch change we have little interaction with each other. Happy hour is a great time to exchange stories, share a laugh and unwind after a long day at sea.
One watch would then go down for a few hours of sleep while the other watch stays up and sails the boat. At night we work four hours on four hours off, while during day time we do six hour shifts. While we've now run out of fresh veggies we still have apples. Every other day we make fresh bread and bagels and a couple times we've baked brownies! We are quite blessed to have a few chefs on board churning out fantastic meal after meal.
Approaching the coast in a couple days, we are now shrouded in dense fog, so thick we can't see more than a boat length ahead. Our eyes are on the radar and we hope to get the sun back before too long. We estimate to be in Vancouver on August 17th, late in the afternoon.
Christof is the owner and operator of Simply Sailing. An enthusiastic sailor he loves to share his knowledge with other sailors.
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