Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Weds, Oct 7, 2015. Well, hello all...Liberator II is moored in Westport Marina .. Grays Harbor...yes, we are still in WA...so, the update is.. We left Sequim on a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning after nice dinner and fellowship with the Aronsons Sat night...went around Cape Flattery about 2200...which was the wrong tide timing as it took hours to round the cape...never the less...we accomplished it..then motoring down coast..one big detour around some navy exercise area that we found out may have been inaccurate info for 2015....our charts are old...but, anyway...on Monday, we enjoyed another beautiful day at sea, each crew doing motoring helm duties...we even sailed very briefly (no wind)....motor sailed about 2 hours....which was nice cuz the rocking motion was nicely calmed! Then about 2030 Monday eve we had our first mechanical failure of the trip...the inside steering went out...necessitating detour back northeast 4 plus hours to grays harbor..steering from outside wheel. Cool thing...when we got to the marina...there was Windrush II.... Good friends...Rob & Sonja...so here we are .. Waiting on guy to come in from port townsend today to hopefully rebuild pump...and we also found out (God's hand continues to guide us)...there is nasty storm out there..so we will be here in safe haven waiting that out!! Already reassured Sarah (Ernie's daughter with upcoming nuptials) that we will be there for her father to officiate at the wedding even if we have to come by vehicle!! So, all is well....we are on God's timing..as always...this is our life now!! Hope all our friends and family are well....we are absolutely happy and grateful for our awesome crew, Nancy and Jeff...it really took all four of us working together calmly and efficiently to safely make it in to tricky harbor in the dark! ps.. All three feline crew members are taking it all in stride...no one wants to "get voted off" the boat!