Monday, May 26, 2008

passage to Astoria

Took the boat downriver to Astoria over Labor Day weekend. The Columbia was so high that we had to request the I-5 bridge be lifted, for the first time in our 7 years on the river. We spent Friday night tied up to the inside of the north dock at Sand Island, which was well protected by a debris barrier. Across the channel, St. Helens marina had its hands full pulling debris jams away from the docks. We spent Saturday in the marina at Cathlamet, after a lot of good sailing, especially downriver from Longview. We pulled into Astoria early on Sunday and headed home after visiting the Astoria Farmer's Market.