Friday, January 22, 2010

Big Changes

Yesterday we traveled from Kalama, WA to Astoria, OR - expecting to lay over for a few days and finish our preparations for the journey south. Again, Dan was masterful in his docking. He can squeeze the Quest into a berth, even next to another boat.
On Wed., as we were leaving Portland, we discovered that our NEW RADAR had stopped working. Calls were made to Englund Marine in Astoria (where we originally purchased the unit) and they got a new one on its way. After docking in Astoria, checking into the marina and moving Quest to another berth Dan and I removed the old radar and took it to Englund.We purchased some other needed things (800' 3/4" rope, pump and hoses) and got a ride back to the boat. After replacing the radar unit, Dan called Captain Greg to report our progress and Greg said "Let's go tonight!" Wow!!
Things really got hot then! Everything had to be really secured by either tying, taping, screwing or stowing. And I had no real plans!! I secured a hotel room near the dock, made arrangements for transportation to PDX and Robert got me on Jet Blue tonight from PDX to BTV. I will spend a few days tieing up loose ends.
Dan, Captain Greg and Todd (first mate) left the marina last night about 10:30 and passed through the bar from about 12:30 to 1:00 AM. Dan was great at keeping me posted. He just called (8:00 AM) and said all was good with Quest. They are about 16 miles offshore in 9-10' wind swept waves. Hope to make it to Newport, OR this afternoon where they will refuel, check the boat and head out again if all is good. I will keep you all posted on his progress. JQ

1 comment:

  1. Hi Judy and Dan, your boat looks beautiful. How fun it will be fun to read blogs. Happy traveling. LOVE