A Break from Boat Travel
Indigo has been tied up in Astoria for a week, while the crew took a break from the boat. The mate traveled to Cascade Head, near Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast, and painted for four days around that remarkable headland. The painting above features one of the huge sitka spruce trees that grow there, with the dry, yellow grasses of the high seaside slopes in the background.
Meanwhile, the Captain solved a slew of small problems in Astoria. We met up in Portland, and had brief, but satisfying visits with family and friends.
Now we are both back on the boat, provisioning, cooking, and organizing in anticipation of the passages south. An early fall storm means we will wait until at least Monday to leave here, but we hope it won't be much longer.