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October 7, 2010

We’re finally on our way once again.  A new crew has been found and the destination is now San Francisco.  Currently we’re sitting in Neah Bay waiting for favourable weather to head south.  Yesterday we had a lovely sail over to Port Angeles with the intention of clearing customs and obtaining a cruising permit for the U.S.  I was then discovered that we were officially sailing a 1.4 metre yacht according to the Canadian registration papers.  I’m proud to say that we’re going to be the smallest sailing vessel to sail south to San Francisco.  Despite the small size of our officially registered vessel they did issue us a cruising permit which will take us through to February.  We hope to have sailed to San Francisco, then on to Hawaii for Christmas and leave Hawaii for points west by the beginning of the New Year.

So, who’s the new crew.  First off is David from Clearwater BC.  David runs a back country cross-country ski lodge  – see following link for more information on an awesome winter BC experience.  David would love to host your winter vacation! David has sailed to San Francisco and Hawaii in the past and offers great skills both on deck and in the galley.  Welcome aboard David but I question why anyone would want the pain of sailing to San Francisco twice!

The second crew member to join Sage to San Francisco is Edward.  Edward is a landscape architect and has had a variety of sailing experiences including racing from Hong Kong to Subic Bay in the Philippines as well as completing the 360 Round Vancouver Island Race.  Edward keeps us on our toes making sure we’re getting the most out of sailing Sage efficiently and keeps up the questions on how to make things work better.  Welcome aboard Edward.

Onboard in Neah Bay

Where are we?  Currently sitting in Neah Bay waiting for the right weather before jumping off to San Francisco.  It’s overcast, little wind but ominous.  Reports call for a gale later in the day with rain so we’re sitting still taking in the various sights in Neah Bay.

Welcome to the docks – Neah Bay

If you’re in Neah Bay in future holidays make sure you stop to see the Makah Museum.  It’s truly amazing.  Great building, wonderful exhibits, friendly staff and all in all a worthwhile experience.

Makah Museum

Apart from the museum it’s a place to fish, hike, relax and hike out to the lighthouse which looks like what we’re going to do tomorrow.  Till then will either sail away or write more on the blog about the lighthouse and our exciting night life…..

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Donna Sassaman permalink
    October 8, 2010 00:42

    We’re thinking of you and visualizing a week of perfect northwest winds! Bill will be at his weather post when you’re ready for updates.

    Take care,
    Donna and Bill

  2. Sue Donaldson permalink
    October 8, 2010 01:18

    Good to hear all three of you large peeps fit onto a 1.4m boat–the Lilliputians rule! Also good to hear you visited the truly wonderful Makah Museum. All those artifacts came from 11 years of the dig at Ozette that ended in the early 80s. Too bad you can’t get a ride to the trailhead at Ozette Lake that takes you out to the dig site! Happy Thanksgiving and hope to hear from you soon. xxx s

  3. Wainright Wood permalink
    October 8, 2010 03:11

    That “no children unattended” sign was so appropriate. How close was Sage to that sign? You blokes better behave or the monsters will get you.

  4. October 8, 2010 06:58

    Hey Tony and crew, have a great sail south. Take care the butter doesn’t run-away.
    Sayonara from Nagasaki,
    M & j

  5. October 8, 2010 07:00

    Hey Tony and crew, have a great sail south. Take care the butter doesn’t run away.
    Sayonara from Nagasaki.
    Marijke & jaap

  6. Nuha permalink
    October 8, 2010 13:13

    Good to hear from you , wish you nice and safe trip…. …nice photo Edward 🙂

  7. October 10, 2010 03:39


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