10 years, 65,000 miles, 3 boats, Atlantic 42 catamaran, South Pacific, Alaska, Panama canal, over 3200 posts and way more photos
Friday, September 30, 2005
Monday, September 26, 2005
The San Francisco bay is busy as seen in this picture with a super tanker, numerous ferries and hundreds of sailboats.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Friday, September 23, 2005
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Oakland shipping terminal
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Golden Gate Dead Ahead
Radar image of Golden gate
The Golden Gate causes lots of radar echoes as seen in purple thus an attempt at night or limited visibility would be very sketchy.
Approach to San Francisco's Golden Gate
Golden Gate Bridge poking into the morning fog a condition prevalent throughout the summer months. The fog usually burns off around noon and then wind turns on and blows a consistent 15 to 25 knots making for great bay sailing.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
A tiny little Finch takes a break. At the time we were 20 or miles off shore so I wonder what this little guy was doing out on the ocean.
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Chartplotter / Radar (left) shows GPS position on an electronic chart, radar images, speed over ground, course over ground and a bunch of other information. Wind instrument (middle top) shows wind direction, speed true or apparent and maximum wind speed. Boat speed (top right) shows boat speed through the water, water temperature and distance traveled through the water. Depth (middle bottom) shows depth of the water below the keel measured in Fathoms (6 feet in a fathom). Autopilot controller (bottom right) a digital compass shows course steered and allows changes to course. A duplicate Chartplotter is located below at the navigation station as well as a repeater that shows all the information from any other instrument..
Thursday, September 08, 2005
"Jimmy" the autopilot driving freeing the watch person to roam freely about the boat. We're trolling a Tuna clone in the pursuit to catch a Albacore Tuna with no success...
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Sunset on the Pacific
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Lunch on the Pacific
Dani Brooks enjoying some lunch while John takes a nap in some exceptionally calm and sunny weather somewhere off the Washington coast.
Monday, September 05, 2005
Contemplating the big blue
John Harkness contemplates the journey ahead as we round Cape Flattery the most westerly point of the Lower 48.
Neah Bay, WA at O'Dark thirty.
John Harkness taking a look around as we leave the protection of Neah Bay in the early moring hours.
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