Port of Brookings, OR

We left Crescent City in the fog yesterday morning at around 7:30 am.  It was a fairly short trip here, we arrived by lunchtime, but we had to round Point St. George, which has an extensive reef to avoid with many rocks and shoals.  I was hoping for the fog to clear before we needed to cross the Chetco River Bar to get to the harbor, and happily, that’s what happened.  Although we read a lot about entering here, it was no problem at all. It was exciting for us to cross the State line.  I know it’s arbitrary, but it’s a milestone, I suppose.  When we got close to the river entrance we saw a whole bunch of kites off the beach; it turns out that the Southern Oregon Kite Festival was happening this past weekend.  Lots of people here for that. The guest dock  had a couple of other sailboats on it, and we met Captain Tom and his crew member, Laurinda from Black Swan after we tied up. Tom invited us over for drinks last evening, and we had a lovely time.  The sun came out and we sat in the cockpit of Black Swan and basked in the warmth.  Black Swan is also headed north, to the Washington area, like us.  The other boat on the dock, Cheyenne, is also heading to the same place.  Both of these boats left early this morning. We took a short walk yesterday to scope out the area.  Today we have finished several boat chores, and decided to stay in for the day because it is cold and gloomy outside.  Tomorrow morning we plan to head to Port Orford, an anchorage that is 45nm away and the next day to Coos Bay, which is another 45 nm – there is a period of very calm weather happening, so we want to take advantage of it.  

We made stove top popcorn last night - it was so good! If you haven't ha real popcorn in a while, you should have some soon.

We made stove top popcorn last night – it was so good! If you haven’t had real popcorn in a while, you should have some soon.

Brookings commercial harbor

Brookings commercial harbor

Approaching the Chetco River Bar, Brookings - fog lifting

Approaching the Chetco River Bar, Brookings – fog lifting

Toga docked at the guest dock - Coast Guard station across the way

Toga docked at the guest dock – Coast Guard station across the way

Beautiful afternoon and evening

Beautiful afternoon and evening

Rounding Pt St George in the fog

Rounding Pt St George in the fog

Rough Bar - this has a different meaning at river entrances!

Rough Bar – this has a different meaning at river entrances!

   

5 thoughts on “Port of Brookings, OR

  1. Congrats on sailing into Oregon. Thanks for your great writing skills and picture taking! We feel like we are onboard with you two. Pass the popcorn!! Veronica and Scott

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