Thursday, October 6, 2016

2016-28: In La Push Washington

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 11PM:

We're still tied up at the La Push Marina.  And that's a good thing as we are now seeing 45 knot gusts here at the dock and a 1001 mb low pressure. The power went out at 9:30 tonight so the town and dock are dark.  The local Coast Guard crew left at 6PM on a 47-footer to assist a sailboat in distress.  Our 85,000 lb boat is rocking and rolling on the end-tie.  We've added three more dock lines for a total 9 lines securing us to the float.  Alex plans on doing a "dockwatch" until the wind stays regularly below 20-knots.

Yesterday we bused up to Forks, WA and then Port Angeles.  There we rented a car and visited Platypus boatyard, the Port Angeles Spit, and Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Forrest.  Today we took a 3-hour round trip drive to Lake Quinault.  In the fall of 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Lake Quinault Lodge then later created the Olympic National Park.  Tomorrow we return to car to Port Angles and then bus ride back to La Push.

Weather looks good to depart on Saturday morning for the 8-hour motor to Westport Harbor on the southern Washington coast.  But as we found out, the weather can be fickle, so we wait and see.

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