Current position as of 0000 UTC July 27th is 47° 18’ N 134° 11’ W Current Heading: 60°M Total distance made good (DMG) = 2151 nm DMG last 24hrs (0000UTC-0000UTC) = 122 nm Engine hours = 0 Avg true wind speed (TWS) = 16 kts Avg speed over the ground (SOG) = 5.4 kts Avg swells = 6 ft Recap of Day 22 This morning brought us still better weather, although we are continuing to get large confused seas that have us bucking side to side in our small 36 footer and even though it makes for a challenging run (wind dead behind) it is better than the alternative of bieng broadside to these swells. We tacked the pole over to our port side and kept in our 2nd reef on the main, with the wind speeds still averaging 15 to 20 knots and some gusts higher we saw no need for more mainsail. The mainsail does not provide so much power as it does a very good source of balance for any sailboat and the centre of gravity is such that keeping that mainsail up in some form as much as possible will really help stabalize the boat and the difference in roll is significant. Of course we thought maybe we were getting close to salmon waters but alas we don’t need our cedar plug out long before we have another large Albacore Tuna on the line, due to the abundance of fish we have right now we have not been fishing much these last few days and decided to let this guy go about his way as well. For the most part day 22 will be remember as a day reminiscent of more tropical waters with rain squall followed by sunshine although without the temperatures to match. We swapped the pole back and forth a few more times before settling back onto a port tack with the pole off the starboard side and the afternoon saw most of the showers part for a fabulous sunset and our clearest view of the stars in more than a week. We are still hopeful of making the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Monday and it looks like we might keep some pretty nice weather all the way. Cheers Ty & Hillary

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