|43 hours after leaving Richmond California.
6am Cape Mendocino at beam; wind calm;
This place usually blows crazy. 70 knots wind
is reported from time to time. Pure luck!
9am Wind East at 8 knots; Raised full sails;
Monitor Wind Vane works the first time, but not
very sensitive. Refuel 13 gallons from jerry jugs.
The Perkins 4-108 burned 40 gallons in 43 hours,
roughly at 1950rpm.
noon, dead calm; clear.
2:20pm, tested old flares from the repacking of
avon life raft. Only the 30,000 candle light
(expired at 7/92) rocket parachute flare worked.
It was spectacular. Hope nobody saw it, though.
6:30pm approaching Crecent City. Harbour master
office was closed.
7pm tied down at the temporary dock. The harbour
is full of fishing vessels. Shower is as dirty
as a dumpster.
10pm a security guard Ron came collect $16 cash
for docking fee.
Crecent City, Eurika|