Bringing Onward up the Pacific Coast
From Southern California to Puget
July 14 to July 29, 2001
The four who made the passage:
Tom Hall, Liz McLoughlin, Raleigh Watts, Captain Alan Hugenot.
This is passage-making in daylight with calm, sun-sparkling seas, about 3 miles offshore.
This is passage-making in storm conditions: 40-45 knots of wind and 10' to 12' seas.
Photos are taken through a port hole in the pilot house and the spray-soaked main cabin window.
About 50% of our passage-making was in darkness, with a range of wind and sea conditions, but no photos.
Approaching the Golden Gate Bridge from the Pacific Ocean at dawn.
||Closer to the Golden Gate,|
a multitude of birds
and the rising sun
to our home port.
Two views of the Onward at the guest dock of the San Francis Yacht Club:
on the left, the Palace of Fine Arts is in the background; at right, the SFYC building.
Seals crowd the mark at Shelter Cove; birds survey the scene at Crescent
none pay us much mind.
Onward is last in line of fishing boats at Crescent City dock; same harbor at sunset.
||We didn't come close|
to most lighthouses.
This one, in Westport, WA
as the shifting coast
extended the land
well seaward of the light.
Cape Flaherty & Tatoosh Island - which we round to enter the Straits of Juan de Fuca.
Two boats connected to our arrival in the Pacific Northwest:
the broken down Dorsal which we tow to Neah Bay,
and the Victoria Clipper which takes Raliegh and Alan off to Seattle,
leaving us alone with Onward.
Read Tom's day-to-day description
of our trip north.
Last updated on 8/6/01
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