Hi all...well, we made it to CA...before you get too excited for us.. We made it by car, thank you to Katrin & Jessica...who came far enough west from Interstate 5 to pick us up in Newport, Oregon..to "get us to the wedding on time"...so to catch everyone up...the steering issue got resolved, turned out to be possibly an air pocket...but whatever it was....its fine now..then after waiting out yucky weather, we got underway last Tues morning...after much rocking and rolling...we made it out of the channel and on the way. Had a beautiful day at sea after we picked our way through all the stuff that was shaken loose from its resting spot on all the shelves of the boat (we have a lot more securing to do...inside the boat!)
So, moving along....we ended up discovering that the female crew members are not as talented at steering at night as the men...so in the interest of time and crew relations..our captain decided to have us run in to Newport marina instead of push on to our planned destination of Coos Bay....God even sent us a fishing boat escort into the unfamiliar marina!..Newport is nice..and ended up being close enough to freeway that we were able to time our meet up perfectly! Now, wedding was beautiful...family & friends visiting great...and so fast...we are on the drive back to Oregon. Next stop, back aboard Liberator II and get back to our voyage. Life is good, God's in charge and we are now officially "off the clock" No more deadlines, ever!!