Saturday August 22- we arrive at 10am in the fog, dodging small fishing boats and kayaks in the channel.
Eureka is a port city in Northern California established in 1850, as a transportation and supply center for the Gold Rush. Today, the entire city is a state historic landmark. The Old Town district features elaborate Victorian houses. Nearby Sequoia Park is home to massive old redwood trees.
Several boat projects on list today. First up change the engine oil and both fuel filters.
For me, a little canvas repair. The top of the Bimini, where one of the structural poles run through, had a hole in it caused by wear. With a three inch wide piece of sunbrella, the width of the Bimini, doubled over raw edged folded to center, it was sewed seam down across the width along the pole line.
While I was sewing the Bimini, the window was accidentally step on, as is was spread across the floor, and cracked. Fortunately I had extra Regalite vinyl window material that was used on the cockpit enclosure. I also replaced the other window in the Bimini as it was yellowed and you could see out of it.
Another project completed, well at least one side is done. Flaps added to the first panel of the enclosure for ropes to go through. Previously all the lines ran under the the panel. Hopefully this will add a little bit more protection from water spray and cold air. Our enclosure was designed for the fabric to be held out with Velcro attached to the lifelines to give room for operating the wenches.
Late afternoon, Dan and Larry did laundry, I finished up other little canvas repairs and baked banana bread.
Monday August 24- second canvas panel flaps completed today, as well as resewing several seams on windshield canvas.
Dan replaced the starter relay, Larry washed sheets.
We attended a family, Dan’s siblings and three kids, zoom meeting, great seeing everyone.
For dinner I made Shepherds Pie, without vegetables.
Tuesday August 25- today is our 41st Wedding Anniversary!
Provision day, it’s exhausting! Costco, Walmart, Ulta, WinCo Foods and North Coast co-op. There was place for everything on the boat!
Tomorrow morning bright and early we will be departing Eureka, sailing to Hawaii! The journey is approximately 2300 miles, should take us 2-3 weeks. There is no cell service in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Blog posts will continue when we arrive. Here’s to fair winds and smooth sailing!