The North Pacifog

We have been sailing in fog for many days now. Space is condensed and time is expanded within our little gray capsule and without our electrical wizardry we would have no way of knowing how long we’ve been here or how far we’ve come. The ocean in this part of the world is not content to share with the atmosphere and struggles to blur the interface between liquid and gas. Altitudes that we knew to be dry in other areas are really just thinner water in this place.

These whispy vapors rise in a tide above our heads, spilling into our cranial through-hulls and displacing our cool gray matter with a cool gray mist. The result leaves us quietly and contently observant and as imperturbable as big-eyed baby albatrosses that sit in the middle of busy roads. Fog is an anesthetic in large doses and we love to sleep. All other business; sailing, eating and hygiene, is automated and un-remarkable.

47°35.17′N 143°11.60′W 29-Jul-11 17:19 UTC

3 Responses to “The North Pacifog”

  1. Sam says:

    Hang in there. Almost home and the sun awaits.

  2. Lani says:

    Glad to read that all is well with the boat and expensive items didn’t get crispy crittered a few weeks ago. Summer has apparently finally arrived in the PNW as we are getting, hold your breath, 2 days of sunshine in a row!!! Yes it’s August and the days are getting shorter but Seattle is finally experiencing temps above 60 degrees now. Look forward to seeing when you get back into town. Cheers, Lani

  3. kathi says:

    did sent you a note a while back. you are almost home! Steve (code blue) is leaving in sept. So many things on KTooT have died and getting fixed. Summer is finally here – hang in there you are almost home. Let’s get together when you get back,

    Cheers,

    kathi

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