Tuesday, October 06, 2009

No stopping

We made good time yesterday so decided not to stop in Crescent City as originally planned. We left Oregon behind and are offshore from California (but still close in). As long as the weather holds, we will continue on until we reach San Francisco. We have had a very calm passing of the feared Cape Mendocino up to this point and the temperature feels warmer than on previous nights.

The bus heater fan quit today. This is the unit that kicks out a lot of heat into the boat cabin when the motor is running. Jordan will check it out later. In the meantime, we still have our propane heater and our Aladdin lamp which also emits a lot of heat (and light) when lit. As we did not have time for a 'sea trial' before we left Victoria, we are now getting all the 'bugs' out of the systems.

I have been taking shifts alone at the helm and Jordan is teaching me how to plot our course on the charts. He will make a sailor out of me one of these days!

Tired Jordan at the charts

Almost a full moon, bright stars.

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