At midnight we exited La Push with the assistance of the Coast Guard's very bright LED floodlights. It seemed like daylight in places but the ocean surface was nicely illuminated. It took about ten minutes to exit and cross the bar. Once outside we prepared for crew helm shifts of 2-hours starting at 1AM.
Anacortes to San Francisco Cruise Plan Updated October 9:
Oct 3-Monday: Neah Bay 10 hours
Oct 4-Tuesday: La Push 5 hours; 4 days delay due to storms.
Oct 9-Sunday: Tillamook 19 hours
Oct 10-Monday: Yakima-Newport 7 hours; South Beach Marina
Oct 11-Tuesday: Coos Bay 10 hours; Charleston Marina
Oct 12-Wednesday: Crescent City 13 hours
Oct 13-Thursday: Eureka 7 hours; Woodley Island Marina
Oct 14-Friday: Little River Anchorage 12 hours
Oct 15-Saturday: Bodega Bay 9 hours, Spud Point Marina
Oct 16-Sunday: San Francisco 9 hours, Westpoint Harbor
It's been a bouncy ride down from La Push today. Our route took us off shore about 8 miles to avoid the Columbia River ebb wash. The ride smoothed a bit when we turned towards Tillamook, about 11 hours into this 19-hour run.
Received reports that we were visible on MarineTraffic.com most of the way down today. We are about 10 miles off Tillamook, Oregon now and expect to be in by 7PM. More later.