August 8, 2010 6AM
Position: 45°36'N 123°59' W
Underway from Tillamook, Oregon to Astoria, Oregon.
No fog this morning which is a nice change. NW wind at 15 knots is going to make our journey to the Columbia bar a little slower than planned and we'll just catch the bar at the end of the flood tide. The most important part of the bar crossing is making it on the flood tide. Once across the bar the tide will change and begin to ebb which will make the remaining 12nm to Astoria very very slow as the ebb current will be 4+ knots in some areas.