After several weeks of moving and traveling, we are ready to leave Portland. In late April we moved out of our Portland city apartment, returning furniture and other possessions to storage. Then we traveled to Montana to see family. Tonight we will complete the sale of our car, our last tie to land.
Tomorrow, we will cast off from our winter moorage alongside beautiful, pastoral Sauvie Island, about twenty miles north of Portland. Views of the island like the one above have been part of our lives for many years - I have painted dozens of scenes from various island spots.
We will ride the spring freshet down the Columbia, stopping at Astoria until we have good weather for the open ocean passage up to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.