To get to Victoria, we had to come up the relatively desolate Washington coast until we could make a right turn into the strait that separates the United States and Canada: the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This is all new and exciting geography for the crew of Del Viento.
70-year-old British solo circumnavigator Jeanne Socrates left Victoria, BC, Monday morning to begin her third attempt at an unassisted, non-stop solo circumnavigation of the planet via the great southern capes.
Our Pudgy is a bright spot of color on a gray day among the fishing fleet of Neah Bay.
As a cruising family we’ve lived temporarily in solitary anchorages, Mexican cities, and historic seaside towns. In Victoria, we look forward to something we haven’t had since leaving D.C.: Big City Life.
My cable splice. Only Furuno seems to make stand-alone monitor/antennae packages and I see the blue and white Furuno name on all of the commercial fishing boats. I decided on the 1715 and paid about $1,800.
It’s cheaper to do it yourself, but is the hassle worth it?
An interesting aspect of marine weather/wind forecasts is the nature, or pattern, of the air flow. Out at sea, air masses flow uninterrupted by changing topography--an additional contributor to chaos. This results in consistent flows over large geographic areas. In this PassageWeather.com screenshot, note the difference in wind direction and strength over land and sea (this is the entire coastline of the Baja California peninsula).
I can’t think of a lifestyle that would keep me more in tune with the weather than the cruising lifestyle.