Well, the day has finally arrived. Captain Assen Alexandrov of San Diego Captains arrived at the boat last night after a much-delayed flight from San Diego. We got a good night’s sleep and spent a little bit of time getting the boat ready this morning. It didn’t take long, as Assen has delivered many Nordhavns up and down the Pacific coast. The main task was mounting a pair of light bars on the bow pulpit. Assen calls them Hillbilly Headlights. They will, hopefully, allow us to see and avoid crab pot floats on the way up the coast.
The weather was looking really good, with light winds and diminishing seas forecast all the way up the coast through at least Sunday morning. We are likely to encounter some residual seas over the first day, with conditions improving as we head North.
The trip is 788 miles and will take just over 4 days underway at our cruising speed of 8 knots. We will stop in Crescent City CA or possibly Coos Bay OR for fuel and might stop overnight. We expect to be back home by sometime Sunday.