we sailed off the coast of washington but got no wind and the forecast was against us, so we sailed up to ucluelet and we are now enjoying the west coast of vancouver island 'till the winds change to our favor. we anchored at night in a sweet bay on effingham island. it was challenging anchoring at night in a unknown bay but all worked out fine. it feels lots better than fighting the wind or slopping around with no wind. there may be a change in the weather in the next week or so. we use passageweather.com for a guide.