Cabo.. and the end of the Ha Ha.
We pulled anchor in Bahia Santa Maria (BSM), at 0630 for our start of Leg 3 to Cabo. Wind was at about 11kts so we hoisted the Monster Blue spinnaker before the start.
..And just like that.. the wind died. So… we stuffed the Monster back into his bag and have been motor sailing every since. Seas are fairly calm with a small following sea.
Monster up, monster down. White sails up.. and down. Really, there’s not much else to do offshore than change sails to see which one works best for the current conditions.
And then… all of a sudden… it got warm. The air and water continue to warm…. and we aren’t even into the Sea of Cortez yet.
We motor-sailed all night as the wind died down. This helps a little with the arrival time, but we’d much rather sail and not listen to the engine.
We arrived in Cabo on 9 November 17! It’s 83° right now and the water temp is 84°. Although we pulled into the marina to complete the Mexican check-in process and reprovision, we plan to check out on the 11th and start a slow journey up to La Paz.
Speaking of the 11th… great respect to all of our veteran friends Jess and I have had the pleasure to serve with. We always remember our friends who made the ultimate sacrifice.
815nm sailed in 7 days
Fastest speed: 10.6kts surfing with spinnaker
4 nights at anchor
~200 gallons of water produced
~78 gallons of fuel burned
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