The Waiting…..

Well, we now have had time to really work on storage perfection, sorting and labeling. The galley is stocked with everything I can imagine I want for cooking. I’ve been also cooking every day, so we have some meals stored up and now I am working on baked treats.

It looks like the weather will open up this weekend. We are planning to depart on Saturday morning at 6am to head to Neah Bay, which is about 90 miles from Anacortes all the way out the Straits of Juan de Fuca, just before turning into the Pacific Ocean. Which we will do on Sunday morning, and go as far as we can down the Washington and Oregon Coast, before another low pressure turns the weather ugly again. We should be able to make it to Newport, Oregon without a problem under current weather forecasts.

This is the snack box for the helm person while underway. We do anticipate it being rolly so easy to eat snacks are key. Our friend and experienced captain and cruiser of Mexico Steve is going with us as crew, so we will do rotating shifts between the 3 of us. Larry is very excited about this box. I will also have fruit and veggies but I may be the only one who eats them.

Tomorrow I will start my anti-seasickness regimen. This involves hydrating like crazy, and starting one of my two preferred medications before bedtime – either Gravol, which is from Canada, or Stugeron, which is available in Europe. I had Miranda buy a bunch last summer. Both are more effective than dramamine in my experience. The other very important parts of avoiding being seasick is no alcohol for one or more days before departing (and of course none while underway) no heavy breakfast, and keep the carbs and liquids going. Ginger also helps settle the stomach so I have ginger snaps and ginger hard candies too.

We will post pictures as we pull away from the dock!

8 thoughts on “The Waiting…..”

  1. I was just thinking about you! Glad to hear that you will be able to get off this weekend. Looking forward to tracking and seeing blogs. Bon Voyage my loves. 💕🤗💕🤗

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  2. We’ll be following your progress. Sorry we are heading east instead of toward the coast. Maybe it’s still possible for us to get to Newport to see you guys. Would love to do it. Have a marvelous trip, but not TOO exciting.


  3. So excited for you. Hope weather gods stay with you. And tell Larry not to eat too many of those Reese’s peanut butter cups :).


  4. This is so exciting. Nice to hear about new remedies for seasickness…all I ever had was Dramine and it put me to sleep most of the time. Wow!! From Anacortes to Newport in two days sounds really fast. I wish we could find a spot on the coast and cheer you on. The snack box looks enticing. I’m glad your weather forecaster is available 24/7 to you so you can avoid any bad weather. Looking forward to your next post. Aunt Jan


  5. Love the snack box! But I’ll take some fruits and veggies mixed in with the candies and carbs too! :p

    Glad to know someone other than me who loves being on a boat also gets seasick. The only thing that seems to really help me are the wristbands, although I haven’t tried the two meds you mention. Might have to check those out. I miss being on a boat as much as I’d like to be, but being sick all the time just isn’t that much fun anymore (was it ever????).


    1. Hey there! I am hopeful I can avoid being too sick, I’ve done ok with waves up to 5 to 6 feet, but anticipate this trip will be more challenging from a seas perspective. And no being sick is never fun 🙂 I am always amazed by the number of people who actually get way more seasick than I do but continue to even cross oceans!


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