“Come watch me disconnect us from Seattle.” That was Kevin’s cheesy line this morning as he removed the 50 amp power cord and coiled it up in the cockpit. While it was a bad dad joke, for sure, it was also true. After a frenetic 2.5 weeks in Seattle that included 11 days in the boat yard, many “boat units (aka $)” a whirlwind trip to Boston, a family funeral, a last Seahawks Sunday at CenturyLink Field, and a whole lot of work, we untied the lines once more this morning. And while our July 1 departure to British Columbia felt like “the big moment” of starting our new life, today is actually the beginning of something huge. We’re migrating south for the winter. See ya later, Seattle.
Today we’re rolling toward Port Angeles with our friends Scott and Abby on N47 Epoch. We’ll meet N63 Lady Di there, and on Friday morning we’ll head out to Neah Bay to stage for our “big left turn” around Cape Flattery. We have a lot of fun stops planned along the way to Mexico, including the Nordhavn Film Festival in Dana Point, CA. In San Diego, we’ll pick up six more Nordhavns for an important mission – the Nordhavn Taco Run. And as we should have much better cell service, we’ll update the blog more frequently. That said, the first post will be a look backwards at Desolation Sound in British Columbia. It’s been a little busy. So that story is coming soon!
In the meantime, here are some exciting images that depict how we managed to throw more thousands of dollars at Red Rover. She does appreciate the spa treatment!
15 thoughts on “Big Left Turn Ahead”
Have a safe uneventful trip!
Thanks for all this, sooth sailing and please keep,posting
Thank you Dean!!
Wishing you smooth waters & 🌞for your journey south 😎
And as it has turned out – it has been mostly smooth and a great run so far! Thank you!
Happy cruising! We loved Emerald Harbor Marine- especially Brad and his sweet dog Axle- Brad did beautiful work on our 46. Also, We had Verizon cell service over 15 miles out- you may have it once you’re out there! Excited for you!
I am so slow. See you on Friday!!! (And isn’t Axle the best? He and Zoe are dog BFFs.)
We wish you Fair Seas. Looks like we will be a little more than a week behind you. We pick up Miss Miranda tomorrow at Philbrooks, then back to Anacortes to load up on fuel and all the necessities of life. Looking for our BLT departure somewhere around 9/20. See you in CA!
Larry – sorry I am so slow. Can’t wait to see you guys down here. Hope you get a weather window to keep heading south soon!
Watched you enter and leave Ganges Harbour from our window this summer, wishing you a great trip south, that first night out on the big water always has a special adrenaline factor….
It is pouring rain here today and you will likely have a real mix of weather over the next few days…
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Hi George – me again – somehow I never managed to respond. 🙂 It was a bit chaotic leaving. Loved Ganges – what a great place to live!!
There is a Nordhavn Film Festival? who knew. Safe Travels! Katherine Laird– stuck in Seattle. Until next time….
It is a new thing. But we can’t wait to go!! 🙂
Safe travels! We met you at Toba Resort. We live just minutes from Dana Point. Please call. Would love to get together with you. Guy and Bette on STORMY…GB 46 Europa
Hi Guy and Bette! Good to hear from you! We are on our way to Dana Point, arriving late this afternoon. PAE is throwing a few parties that we’re attending this weekend but we would love to say hi if we can align our schedules! But first, we have to wash this poor boat. It is DIRTY. 🙂 Do you have our boat card with our contact info? Fun!