Puget Sound to Newport Oregon

From August 15 to August 18 we traveled to Newport Oregon.  Winds were light and often from the south.  Therefore, we motor sailed much of the time.   Highlights included a pod of 6-12 humpback whales who escorted us down the coast for over an hour.   Three days out, we received weather forecasts indicating gale force winds by Monday and Tuesday off Coos Bay and parts south.  We decided to come in to Newport and wait for the storm to pass.

Joining us for the trip south:

Elena on sail

Elena Leonard, a licensed captain and instructor with Eulalie at Windworks.

Lal and Brad

Brad Bagshaw, who Eulalie helped sail from Seattle to French Polynesia and back in 200-2009.

Discovery in fog

By mid afternoon on August 15, we were in off Port Townsend, where we met Discovery, behind us in the fog.


August 16, sunrise entering Neah Bay on the Olympic Peninsula

Disvoery in sunrise Neah Bay

Discovery entering Neah Bay at sunrise

Neah Bay fishing fleet

The fishing fleet at Neah Bay

Approaching Cape Flattery

After topping off our fuel tanks in Neah Bay, we headed out the Straits of Juan de Fuca.  Here we are approaching Cape Flattery and the turn south in Pacific

buoy turning left

The sealions waved farewell as we headed south into the Pacific

Lal with flask

Captain Eulalie honoring Neptune from a special flask

Lal sipping

Captain Eulalie fortifying herself from same flask

Cargo ship

An important part of our watch was to look out for cargo and other vessels.

Position August 17

Our position off the Washington Coast on the morning of August 17

August 18 Position

Our position off the Oregon Coast, the morning of August 18

Sunrise August 17

Sunrise August 18

Fishing fleet

Fishing fleet off Newport Oregon

Approaching Newport harbor


The entrance to Newport


southbound seattle vessels 2

Other southbound Seattle vessels are also waiting for more favorable weather off California

southbound seattle vessles

EJ in newport

Elizabeth Jean in Newport Marina

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2 thoughts on “Puget Sound to Newport Oregon

  1. Wow, that was fast! Other Dockside boats in Newport right now are Palarran and Ohana! They are great friends of ours, too! If you get a chance to chat with them, let them know that the crew of Ghost says “hi”!

  2. Dave and Jan

    Wohoo! Your off to a great start, with a great boat and a wonderful crew. Dave and Jan, s/v Baraka

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