The last leg of our passage from Newport enroute to Coos Bay was a noisy motor with no wind and fairly flat sea, thank you, but a nice sail would’ve been the ultimate to make up for the lost days sitting at dockside. The forecast was for rough hazardous sea state 10 to 60 nautical miles offshore. We stayed within 7 miles of shore and didn’t see any other boats the entire trip down the coast. Due to the unfortunate bar conditions in Newport, distance and tide change at the Coos Bay bar we were forced to spend the night out and stand off for nearly 8 hours.
We were treated to a beautiful sunset, full moon over our bow and a calm firey sunrise as we motored back and forth in a 10 nm North and South path, just 17 miles from our destination.
After a long night Konami crossed the Coos Bay bar in calm winds and long ocean swell.
Excited to see my parents at the dock I forgot that we hadn’t slept more than a few hours. We quickly paid for moorage, unloaded our gear and dirty laundry, and drove to my parents’ home 3 miles away. We’re enjoying the precious time we have left with family and friends, taking advantage of living in a house while we prepare to work on Konami in the yard for three weeks. Oh, the yard fees are only $6/day, much cheaper than sitting at the dock and why not, we have comfortable living accomodations!
We’re uploading sailing and boat project pictures so please check them out if a couple of days. See you back out on the water when we launch!