We’re finally underway!

We won’t see the wilderness wedding we set out for that never materialized. We won’t see Dave forget the durn camera at home and row back a mile for it. We won’t see the whale that almost T-boned us. Those are tales for another time.

We will see our first big wind. Our first narrows to negotiate. A spooky and exhausting coastal passage with no safe anchorage in the exposed surf, breakers, rocks, and foul bottom. And our first glimpse of the outer coast.

Through all our years of venturing, we’ve been sailing “inside” waters—sounds that are occasionally open to the Pacific. Things can and do get rough at times, and there’s plenty of opportunity for trouble. But there’s always a fallbacks to more sheltered waters.

We are sailing a new vessel, untried in every direction. This stretch stretches us!