July 16, 2010
Port Orford, Oregon USA
Miles sailed this year: 5725nm
Miles since day 1: 32,258nm
Anchored in Port Orford waiting for improved weather to continue North. Winds in the anchorage have been pretty solid in the mid 20 knot range all day with gusts to 35 knots! Looks like the weather will have us pinned down for a few more days.
Staying productive, I changed the oil in one of the engines and checked fuel filters. Kathy worked on our winter plan(s) to obtain our Yacht Master licenses and is looking at schools in both Florida and South Africa. The South Africa school is less expensive even considering airfare so we are leaning heavily toward South Africa for the adventure factor. While on the African continent we'd be sure to take the opportunity to go on Safari.
The other major achievement for the day besides surfing the net, enjoying some great meals and watching a few movies was obtaining our Oregon Shellfish fishing license. Now we can put our new crab trap to work and catch some nice Dungeness crabs ourselves. The daily limit is 12 crabs and the minimum size in Oregon is only 5-3/4" so we should load up.