We enjoyed our time in Brookings. It was calm and relaxed there, and the people were friendly.
We left this morning at about 6:30 am and had a great day on the water! The conditions were calm, as predicted, and we even got some sunshine. We had several whale sightings. The first we saw, I’m pretty sure was a humpback. Later on a very large whale surfaced on our starboard side, perhaps 600 feet away. I think that and the others we saw in the afternoon were fin whales because of their size and shape of their dorsal fin. We also saw several small dolphins, seals and sea lions, jellyfish and an identifiable animal that was slapping a long, thin fin on the water. We tried our hand at fishing today, but didn’t catch anything.
We didn’t have much fog until we got close to Port Orford, but it did clear up as we approached the anchorage. It’s foggy again now. This is a really pretty place, very rugged. One interesting thing is that the fishing fleet here is always dry-docked. They haul the boats up with cranes every day and store them on the wharf. Tomorrow we head to Coos Bay.