As previously reported, the weather can be fickle as it was today. 15 to 25 knot winds kept us in port. However tonight a 4-day good weather window looks to be starting. So we decided to make a hop down to Tillamook Oregon. That's about a 19 hour run. We leave at midnight and arrive sometime around 7PM tomorrow.
|Saturday's Sunset. From L to R: Breakwater entrance light,|
James Island, rocks across river. Quiluete River and La Push Marina
break-wall in foreground.
TONIGHT...W WIND 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT OR LESS. SW SWELL 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SUN...NE WIND TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 6 FT AT 7 SECONDS.
We chatted with La Push Coast Guard this afternoon. Turns out they have large LED flood lights that illuminate both the river and entrance bar. They agreed to fire those up at midnight to assist us in our departure. It should also provide enough light so that our windshield video camera can record our exit and bar crossing. We may show up on MarineTraffic.com just in case you have nothing better to do around midnight.