|We spent two months transitioning the locks and dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers east to Idaho.|
|At rest in our new slip Salpare Bay Marina on Hayden Island, Portland, OR.|
|John changing the oil in his massive engine room.|
|....and the projects continue with replacing zincs.|
|We hired a serious hunk of a diver!|
|Just some of the pantry. I label the lids with a sharpie,|
contents and expiration date. Must rotate the stock.
I also keep lists of what is on hand and where it is located.
This view is under the couch in the salon.
|We launched the dingy for inspection and preparation of hauling it out for service.|
You can see the discoloring of the signage, the whole thing was detailed, engine overhaul and inflatable repairs.
|The inflatable boat shop we used was in downtown Portland.|
They loaned us a trailer, which John drove to meet me at the ramp,
while Patches and I carefully motored over to the public launch ramp.
|Trouble shooting the maintenance that was done, ... all systems a go!!!|
Trawler Tender Pairadice looks brand new!
|View from lunchtime at nearby Hidden Bay Cafe.|
|National Guard exercises are daily at the marina.|
|F-15's we think?|
|A visit from Brother Mat, both so stoic!|
|Dexter and Patches had a play day!|
|And then there was the time when I was working with inventory,|
saw the fire department's watercraft in the marina, went to the windows
to scope it out and fell straight into the hold. Knocked the wind right out of me!
|There is a lot of storage down here. Leaving the hatch open proves to be hazardous!|
|Patches helping John sort fishing gear and organize his "garage".|
|We have begun collecting cruising guides.|
Also purchased an "In Reach"
This will allow us to text when we have no WFI, while off the grid.
|Another afternoon social gathering with our favorite Harbor Master, Jeff and other mariners. |
Jimmy Johns Sandwich Shop dropped by with free samples!
|Purchased some additional offshore life jackets, these have tethers!|
|Acquired some more useful tools for our trip south.|
I love these cruising books and have learned how necessary
they are to facilitate navigating new cruises.
The ones we used for Canada and Alaska were so valuable!
|The architecture of downtown Portland.|
|A trip to Vaughan Brothers to purchase phyertex and other canvas supplies.|
|Measure twice, cut once!|
|John broke out his Sailrite sewing machine and started designing |
new shade cloths for Pairadice's trip south.
|The Harbor Master's let him set up shop at the office's patio.|
|M/VPairadice also got new shades!|
|Trying on the aft shade. We will be storing the aft winter enclosure at home.|
|Came out great, the Man has skills!|
|Took a break to play tourista with a guest from Las Vegas!|
|Julie and Patches at the beach.|
|I'm obsessed with my grand dog!|
|We took at road trip to Astoria, visiting the Maritime museum,|
climbing the Astoria Column, dining at the historic ...... and checking out the Columbia River Bar.
|Japanese Yosegaki family flags from World War II.|
|The Great Columbia River, Washington to the north and Oregon to the south.|
|We enjoyed a clam chowder lunch at the world famous Portway Tavern.|
|Stairway to Heaven|
|Bridge of the Gods|
|Another hike atop Beacon Rock (State Park) in the Columbia River Gorge!|
|54 switchbacks, climbing 800 feet!|
|On to Multnomah Falls.|
|We wanted to hike the trail but it was closed due to last years fire.|
The fall colors were amazing!
|A visit to the Japanese Gardens in Portland Oregon with Julie.|
|John and Julie.... darlings!|
|We throughly enjoyed this day!|
|Fall is possibly the BEST time to visit!|
|A rare photo of John being relaxed and patient with us!|
|Another bridge returning to our marina.|
|Recreation of the Anti-chamber of the boy King's tomb.|
|The exhibit was fascinating!|
|Not very easy to photograph!|
|These are just the highlights of all the pictures we took.|
|My serious hunk of a skipper is also quite the handyman!|
|The washer/dryer combo decided to flood!|
|Identified the problem!|
We devised an alternative plan, making more land falls. Unsure which we will go with, but I suspect it will be the latter. 1 month on the Oregon Coast, 3 months on the California Coast.