Pos: 48.1208, -123.2871
Loc: Green Point
Dist: 34,7 km
Start: 5:25 End: 14:25
I started off in FOG again…how exciting. Thank goodness for the GPS, I would not want to go without! At least the tide was with me until I reached Dungeness Spit, with a 12 knots headwind it created steep choppy waves, but at least some progress around 5 km/h. I landed at the spit for a pee, I could see the land only 300 m before. No boat traffic this morning. But soon, still in fog, a bunch of beach walkers came along. The fog finally lifted already at 10.30 am, with the headwind increasing to solid 15+ knots. I tried to find the non-existing eddy at the tidal turn at 10 am, but could only crawl along with 4 km/h. I had more pleasant days than this one!
I landed a couple of times to relax, the long sandy spit and then an extensive line of sandy cliffs were moderately exciting…I decided to stop for the day at Green Point, where the beach was free of people walking along, and no houses in sight. The low surf waves created a noisy rumble on the large cobbles, especially around high tide at 4.45 pm it was crashing quite all right on my beach. But I was camping safely, and I continued my sewing and rigging chores. Quite all done now. This wonderful north westerly wind is what I need later when I turned around Cape Flattery. I really should have started from there, both times…but then I could not have named it “A Paddle from Seattle…”