We have concluded our passage from Portland, OR to the Sea of Cortez, MX. This passage totaled 265 days (Alaska 2017 was 166 days). Our total nautical miles from Portland OR, down the coast, into the Sea of Cortez and ending up in San Carlos, Mx. was 2882 nautical miles, statue miles was 3317 (not including road trips).
Of the 265 days, we visited 23 marinas and 12 different anchorages. We stopped for fuel 3 times (Portland, Long Beach & LaPaz) approx fuel burned was 930 gals.
This was the breakdown of ports and anchorages.
05 Columbia River Ports Portland, St Helens, Longview, Cathlamet, Astoria
03 Oregon Coast Ports Newport, Bandon, Brookings
13 California Ports Cresent City, Eureka, Fort Bragg, Bodego Bay, Saucilito,
Montery, San Simeon, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara,
Oxnard, Long Beach, Oceanside, San Diego (Coronado)
20 Mexico Ports Ensenada, Bahia Colonet, Bahia San Quintin, Bahia Tortuga
Bahia Ascunion, Bahia Abreojos, Bahia Magdelina,
Bahia San Jose Del Cabo, La Paz (x2), Bahia Los Muertos (x2)
Mazatlan, Bahia Agua Verde, Puerto Escondido (Loreto)
Bahia Ensenada Grande, Bahia San Franscisco, Bahia Marial,
Bahia San Gabrial, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico (haul out)
We also rented cars in various locations in order to explore National Parks, historic towns and scout out marinas for boat yard work and summer storage. We also had to secure a caretaker for Pairadice while in the yard for summer. There were 10 road trips total.
Redwoods National Park (Cresent City), San Franscisco, CA, Las Vegas, NV,
Durango, MX, Los Mochis, MX, Topolobolpo, MX, Guaymas, MX, San Carlos, MX
Loreto, MX, Mulege, MX
Looking back on our longest cruise yet... We have plenty to be thankful for! We did it without any health issues, disappointments and only one seafaring issue to overcome. Team work proved to be essential!