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    ume, Ojibwa

         Thanks for the reference to DeVoto, I'm unfamiliar, I'll look it up. I've been away from "things that float" for awhile now and it's time I read a little more of that history.
         Sailing in and out of Grays Harbor is a bit dull. It's pretty shallow so you're following the dredged channel. Though I have seen grey whales inside! I was worried about them. The weather is just awful. So much it's just low grey wet misery. I say that as a native Portlander. I like rain, but this is so much the same all the time. I don't like Southern California for the same reason, blue sky and warm, blue sky and warm. Make it stop! (Bitching and moaning is rule one and two for a sailor.)
         Crossing the bar of the Columbia is much more fun. Assuming you're not actively dying of course. Everyone says that their bar is the most dangerous, but Lloyd's of London says its the Columbia. I've been lucky, I've never had to cross on a bad day, I've even seen in completely flat. Very rare.
         I have to stop now, I'm wanting to go back out. I miss the good parts. But the bad parts, well, there is nothing worse than a bad day at sea.

    Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding. - Agnes Repplier

    by MarinerOne on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 11:18:59 AM PDT

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