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The Trip Has Arrived

The final preparations are almost done. Gary is finishing the grocery shopping up in the Puget Sound. I'm heading off to get two more fishing licenses. I cleaned up the house for the Admiral and the Bean. The props are going to be swapped out tomorrow morning.

I've printed out hard copies of tide times and the coast pilot. The charts should arrive tomorrow morning from GVP at Boatfix. All I have to do is finish packing my bag and get up for the 5:15AM pickup by my car service.

It seems pretty crazy that as long as the weather holds, we will pass under the Golden Gate on Sunday. The weather looks like its going to be great all the way to the Lost Coast. However, there looks like there is a low pressure system that will move close to shore late Saturday. We may be able to get ahead of it and have it push us under the Gate, but it could make the last leg more exciting than I expected. Its kind of odd as I had always expected the Washington and Oregon Coast to be the rough part and the California parts to be relatively calm.

We are still going with the original plan, save for the fact that we are going to head to Neah Bay by sunset and, sleep the night, and depart for Grays Harbor early on the 1st. Also, the crew has changed around a little. Elrod, Gary N, and I are going to be on the first leg from Tacoma to Grays Harbor. Then we're picking up Spencer and Brett at SeaTac Thursday afternoon and heading south.


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