Hot and Sunny, flat and calm, sparkling rolling water with bare, tan, brown hills off our portside. We have good news and bad news. First the good news...the tropical depression brewing S of Cabo will not affect us. The bad news...looks like very light air all the way to Bahia Santa Maria. We are motoring along at 2000rpms conserving fuel
and allowing our friends on Campbell's Sloop to buddy with us. The price of a gallon of diesel at Turtle Bay was ~$6.50 - $7/gallon. Depending on Enrica's mood at the time. I think he liked us so we were on the lower rate.
All OK with the fleet. A few boats have opted out due to engine problems, another vessel hit something hard near the pier this morning and ripped off a big chunk of his keel, and a party boat hit another boat sometime in the night! Never a dull moment out here....Hahahah.
Fortunately crew spirits are high despite the constant hummm of the engine. These guys are true cruisers! No complaints. Well maybe the flies are getting to them a little:) Shelly is murdering them with a rolled up magazine! Roxy is an amazing cook, teaching Anna all kinds of galley secrets from compote to exotic leftovers and then coming up with great ideas for mini land adventures, off the beaten path and into local culture and she speaks FLUENT SPANISH! Shelly is connecting great with all the other local cruisers. In fact I thought we almost lost her last night when we left her at the party with a man from some boat near us. When she didn't come back as the party got smaller and smaller we weren't quite sure how we would locate her, or if we ever would! She did and she had a great time :)
Anna and John are on to the daily task list, keeping the boat ship shape and doing a terrific job navigating and learning how to use all our new electronics, ie: Coastal Explorer, Predict Wind and our inreach. John is loading efficiently our daily GRIB files and has figured out how to shrink then and then teach me how to. We are able to get weather here!
Anna is always ahead of me on what to do next. Organizing our watch schedule and pitching in and doing more on cleaning and organizing CS. Its never been this smooth of a voyage. We all are sleeping way more than we do on land! Sophia is having a blast on shore chasing her ball, sniffing and playing tag with the local beasts, and mountain and boulder climbing. Fortunately she had a great work out for the past two days and will be mellow until we reach our next anchorage in about 38 hours.
Thank you to the Grand Poobah and team for dreaming up the idea of the Bajahaha! And to my amazing husband and daughter in supporting me in my dream of cruising!!!! And my friend Jean who keeps stoking the flame!
Love you guys OOXX Signing off KG6QWZ Mom
Diane Berol is an ocean adventurer and the captain of Celtic Song based in San Diego, CA.