Neah Bay

As mentioned here and here, we stopped at Neah Bay to rest and let the weather settle to start our descent south of the US Pacific coast.

What was supposed to be a functional stop ended up being a surprisingly pleasant stay.

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Anxiety

We spent the last two days anchored in the calm waters of Neah Bay. What an appropriate setting to decompress from the last two intense weeks devoted to preparing Pesto and ourselves for our expected departure! Our to do list was long: provisioning the boat for the trip ahead, dealing with last (and endless) arrangements of our move to the boat, starting homeschooling of the kids and experimenting Pesto´s repairs and upgrades while in the Seattle area. Lots of work and fun that helped us tune the mood for the trip. All excited and happy …(right?) Continue reading “Anxiety”

It’s right there

After decades of dreaming, years of planning, months of execution, thousands of miles driven, flown and sailed, all that separates us from the open sea now is that breakwater:

At a mile-long, it is a feat of engineering. Yet, to us it just looks so tiny
At a mile-long, it is a feat of engineering. Yet, to us it just looks so tiny (the breakwater is that thin rocky line to the left of the island on the photo)

 

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