Friday, September 13, 2013

#2013-73 Newport to Coos Bay

We exited Newport at 6 am.  The bar was docile and the seas are glassy with a 2 foot NW swell.  Hazy morning skies with fog patches expected.  Have re-provisioned with Weisers whiskey, 1792 bourbon and Hendricks gin with cucumber for tonight's Coos Bay guests.  Should make the Bay by 4 pm.

The trawler named Daybreak was moored in Newport.  It's a new Nordhavn 60 we've seen before while cruising in Northern BC and a nice looking Nordy.

This morning's view from the pilothouse.
11 am update:  Comfortable glassy seas continue on our way to Coos Bay.  Meeting a couple Cal Yacht Club boating friends this afternoon once we're moored: Commodore Tom O'Conor and Marylyn Honeymeyer.  I see we're showing up on today at times.

1 pm update:  Same nice conditions.  Lots of commercial and sportfishing trollers off the Umpqua River.

Dunes just south of the Umpqua River

One of 26 salmon trollers off Umpqua.
4 pm:  No entrance "bar" to speak of here in Coos Bay, but we're having an open bar on the Wild Blue after a 9-hour run in calm seas.  We're tied up at the transient dock.  Charleston Marina is a busy place for commercial fisherman as it's the closest moorage to Coos Bay entrance.  We'll be up early tomorrow for a 13-hour run down to Crescent City, California.

Charleston Marina moorage.

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