Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Across The Southern Passage

After spending three weeks in La Cruz we are on the 5th day of a fast passage to La Paz and the Loreto for the Loreto Fest. Stops along the way included Punta Mita, Chacala, San Blas, Mazatlan, and we are currently crossing the Lower part of The Sea Of Cortez. It is 247 miles to La Paz so it will take about two days, at least two full nights. We are currently about 40 miles off the coast of Mazatlan and it is 3:00 am. The winds are calm and the seas are flat. We were sailing but the wind died about 2 hrs ago. Our current speed is only 4.7 knts. I am not sure if there is a current, tide, or just a lot of growth on our bottom. I wanted to check it out before leaving, but the water was cold and cloudy. I probably should have done it anyway. The weather is suppose to turn to a strong Northernly by Thursday, which means if we would have waited till then we would have wind right on our nose at about 25knts and wind waves of about 6ft coming the same direction. I don't really want to do that for 247 miles.

We have had a great time on the mainland side of Mexico and look forward to next fall when we will head down that way again. Our plan right now is to spend as much of the summer up in the northern part of the Sea, as long as we can stand the heat. Right now we are scheduled to put the boat on hard ground for the months of August, September, and part of October. July might be too hot also so we will have to see. During the time on land we hope to see both Mike and Kelsey and visit our friends back home. I will do a better job of updating our log now that we are heading for new territory again.

Hope all is well with everyone, and cruising is everything we had hoped it would be. The water just needs to be warmer!

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1 comment:

Crew of the Solstice said...

Great new photos on your blog!