We can see Vancouver Island, Canada at the moment and are about 75 miles from Cape Flattery, Washington. Up until last night, we spent about 36 hours with a triple-reefed main and staysail. It blew 20-30 with gusts higher and with the breeze and seas right on the beam, things got pretty rolly and uncomfortable. Champ took good care of us though. Glad we put in that 50 miles of northing the day before, so that we could fall off when it got nasty... Just started motoring a couple of hours ago, and have seen 3 fishing boats this morning. It is absolutely perfectly clear and sunny and beautiful right now. Has been for days. I think the breeze cleared the coastline of fog. The mountains we're seeing are about 56 nm away, just for reference as to how clear it is. This sunshine is a welcome surprise! Still a lot of work to do though, as we have roughly 120 miles of coastal navigation once we reach Cape Flattery. eta into seattle is sunday. sv champ out.