Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wrapping up the last adventure, and the next adventure...

I’ve neglected this blog since the end of last summer.  With summer once again approaching, it’s time to begin planning the next adventure.  But first, a few numbers from last summer for others interested in doing a similar trip.

Total Distance: 3,220.2 nm
Total Engine Hours: 480.0
Average Speed: 6.7 knots
Total Fuel Burned: 868.8 gallons
Average Fuel Consumption: 1.81 GPH (3.7 nm/gal)
Total Fuel Cost: $4,297.75
Average Fuel Cost: $4.95/gal

After returning from last summer’s cruise I met Mark Bunzel, the owner and publisher of the Waggoner Cruising Guide.  I landed a job working on the Waggoner and a new, online boating magazine called Pacific Nor’West Boating.  Work has kept me busy through the fall and winter, but I’ve managed several short trips in the San Juans when the weather and my schedule cooperated.

The best part of the new job is that I have to go cruising again this summer!  My plan is to leave Anacortes around the beginning of June for a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island.  This trip will be substantially shorter in distance than the trip to Glacier Bay and back, but it should be rewarding.  I’ll have another post in the coming days with additional information about this upcoming trip.