Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Murphy’s law
Unlucky in wind + Engine quit again and a long period of waiting…
To continued from our previous post. The US Border security officer issued one year cruising permit for the boat owner.
After the storm passed by. We checked the weather forecast and it will be good for two days with winds from North, yes that is what we look for, October 10th is also Columbus day in the US, a national holiday. We motoring Beautiful Swimmer out of the bar and aim to Astoria. No north wind as forecast predicted. Start to see Cape disappointment and then the engine quit at around 1.30 pm. in the afternoon. no wind and engine quite. Bravo
As soon as we turn back to Grays Harbor and at that moment the north wind just arrived.
Columbia River Bar, Oregon is 5 km. wide and 10 km long. with North Jetty and South Jetty…Peacock spit…a graveyard of The North Pacific.
To remember…If in doubt stay out. (of course) So we had to turn around and head back. Unfortunately Mechanic aid that both water pumps damaged. Bad news Volvo has stopped making spares for this model, and so have to have them rebuilt. Cost $2200 US. Not a nice surprise. And a two-week wait. Trapped.
We beat this storm into port. Hard to believe that we had little to no wind for 39 hours. It took us 19 hours to make the last 30 miles from offshore to the harbour.
Junky Marine Supply
No place to run
There is no Tsunami evacuation Sign in this town. Don’t know where to run because the land is flat as sea level. Surrounding with sea. Most people come here during fishing season then leave. So do we. Also the areas has seafood factory.
Westport – Aberdeen (half an hour by bus)
When ran out of grocery it is a good choice to take #55 bus to Aberdeen which cost only $1 per person one way. There is a transit bus service for free at Aberdeen station. So you can stop at Safeway or ahead to Wal-Mart and a few more.
To describe of Aberdeen you can feel that many parts in town was run down.
Westport is also the source of Cranberry tree and Ocean Spray factory is nearby at cranberry road on the way to Aberdeen.
Try award-winning dairy product. Produce in local town Tillamook is good quality.