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47º 20.034' N122º 35.058' WS/V GraceMotored 30 miles, 5 hours from Port Orchard to Gig Harbor to anchor for a month or so. Spacious, busy anchorage that can get crowded on the weekend. At one point we were surrounded by rafts of huge, expensive power boats, two rafts of 3 powerboats, and one raft of 5 powerboats that were only 140 feet away from us. Very calm anchorage and the wind has been negligible for most of our stay. Great guest dock in town (Jerisich) for securing the dinghy and another one (Eddon), little used at the other side of town (closer to where we anchored, across from West Shore Marina), Great "Trolley" that runs during the summer, only 50 cents to ride uptown to Safeway or towards Purdy to Costco, Target etc. Made several trips to West Marine, a short walk from the guest dock. No laundry facilities. General Store and natural food store in town, and Finholm's Market on the west shore has basic groceries. We enjoyed visiting the two used bookstores, Ship to Shore Marine store, and Second Wave used/consignment marine store. Great Farmer's Market on Thursdays and summer concerts on Tuesdays. Entertained daily by the constant flow of kayakers, SUPs, competitive paddlers training, and lots of sailing camp kids with their instructors following them in skiffs.17 days  agoShow

47º 32.562' N122º 39.258' WS/V GraceMotored 6 hours from Port Ludlow and anchored in Port Orchard to visit a friend. Encountered a pod of young killer whales while passing Seattle and posted videos on our Instagram page. Port Orchard Marina has a nice guest dock open til 10pm with a 4 hour limit for tying up without registering and a new public dock as well. Cute small town with the nearest market more than a mile away. Great laundromat @1/2 mile away. Across Sinclair Inlet is Bremerton, and reportedly the nearest market is also more than a mile away, so Darlene and I don't consider this a long term anchorage. We were greeted at anchor by a large jellyfish swimming next to our boat while watching one of the PNW's beautiful sunsets. Recommended anchorage is West of the Yacht Club, across from Yacht Fish. Depth is 32 feet or so and away from ferries and other boat traffic, so it's nice and quiet. Good fuel dock at PO marina with good price that includes tax. 22 days  agoShow

47º 55.326' N122º 41.478' WS/V GraceEasy 42 nm, 7.5 hour motorsail up the strait and into south Puget Sound to Port Ludlow to anchor for a couple of days before going to Port Orchard to meet a friend. Anchored in 38-48 feet (tidal range) of mud with 300 feet of chain for 5.5:1 scope, the minimum for our anchor, but very calm anchorage with little wind.24 days  agoShow

48º 7.578' N123º 27.3' WS/V GraceEasy 50 nm mile motorsail downwind and waves through the strait of San Juan De Fuca to Port Angeles. 2 knot ebb current slowed us for the first half of the trip. Darlene decided she was ready for a break from traveling and wants to spend her birthday here, which is in 3 days. Tentative plan to depart the 24th.28 days  agoShow

48º 22.086' N124º 37.5' WS/V GraceWE DID IT! 2 months and 800 nm from San Francisco Bay to Neah Bay at the entrance to Puget Sound. 135 total hours in 9 legs. Final leg was the longest, 27 hours from Astoria to Neah Bay. 6 of the legs were overnight passages to time bar crossings. This is a big deal for us because Darlene gets very seasick and any medication knocks her out, which means she was sleeping most of the time while I singlehanded, but we chose our weather windows carefully, had a great trip as comfy as possible, and made it to our cruising grounds and new adopted home! Here's a recap of our trip- 1 month  agoShow

46º 11.292' N123º 51.288' WS/V GraceMade it to Astoria, OR on the Columbia River after a 22 hour overnight passage, 113 nm, great conditions for a long but comfy ride. Could have been a few hours shorter but had to time crossing the bar in Newport and crossing the infamous Columbia River bar. We'll be here for at least a couple of weeks to catch up on mail, business, etc.about 1 month  agoShow

44º 37.44' N124º 3.126' WS/V GraceChallenging 15.5 hour slog, 80nm from Brookings to South Beach Harbor, Newport. 3-5 foot short period mixed swells made for a bumpy, wet ride. Refueled in Newport, took the bus over the bridge to Englund's for some needed boat supplies, visited OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, but have to leave to catch our weather window before we could make it to the Aquarium, supposedly one of the 10 best in the U.S.about 2 months  agoShow

43º 20.406' N124º 19.806' WS/V GraceQuick stop in Coos Bay at Charleston Harbor, after easy 15 hour overnight passage from Brookings (we’re getting good at choosing weather windows). Leaving tomorrow for another overnight passage to Newport, also should be 15 hours.about 2 months  agoShow

42º 2.856' N124º 16.122' WS/V GraceShort 3.5 hour hop 20 miles from Crescent City to Brookings, OR to wait at least a week for storms to pass. Much more affordable harbor and more close by resources than Crescent City.2 months  agoShow

41º 45.348' N124º 12.156' WS/V GraceShort stay in Crescent City. Leaving tomorrow morning for Brookings, Oregon. Easy 20 miles. Storms coming over the next week or more so we’ll be there awhile waiting for a weather window.2 months  agoShow

40º 48.15' N124º 10.698' WS/V GraceWe arrived in Eureka 9am after an overnighter from Fort Bragg. Best possible weather that can be expected for rounding Punta Gorda and Cape Mendicino. To catch this ideal weather window AND coordinate with having enough depth to leave Ft Bragg and arrive in favorable enough conditions to cross the bar into Eureka we had to slow down. What could have been an easy 15 hours at 7 knots became 20 hours at 5 knots. We'll relax in Eureka for a week or so and go to Crescent City from here.2 months  agoShow

39º 26.742' N123º 48.318' WS/V Grace15 hour overnight passage from Bodega Bay to Fort Bragg. Tried to leave a day earlier but turned back because our strategy of anchoring below Point Arena didn't work out. Great conditions for passage, Point Arena was pretty tame for us.3 months  agoShow

38º 19.992' N123º 2.886' WS/V Grace8.5 hours from Sausalito to Bodega Bay in ideal conditions. We caught the ebb tide out of the GG (9+ knots) and the flood into Bodega Bay. Wind and waves were the best we can expect going the “wrong way”.3 months  agoShow

37º 51.546' N122º 29.118' WS/V GraceFinally leaving SF Bay to cruise PNW! First stop is Bodega Bay.3 months  agoShow

36º 57.486' N122º 0.996' WS/V GraceSanta Cruz11 months  agoShow

37º 30.0' N122º 29.424' WS/V GraceHalf Moon Bay11 months  agoShow

37º 54.642' N122º 20.754' WS/V GraceMarina Bay Richmond 11 months  agoShow

37º 47.052' N122º 16.02' WS/V GraceMarina Village YHover 1 year  agoShow

37º 52.218' N122º 29.898' WS/V GraceClipper yacht harborover 1 year  agoShow

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