Sunday, November 1, 2009

Baja HaHa Leg 2 – Bahia de Tortugas to Bahia Santa Maria

The second leg is about 240 NM from Bahia de Tortugas (Turtle Bay) to Bahia Santa Maria – we expected it to take 40-48 hours (2 overnights). Soon after we headed out from Turtle Bay, we deployed the asymmetric. The sailing was terrific all afternoon, and evening – smooth sailing at about 6 kts. We carried the asymmetric past dark until midnight, when we jibed and just winged out the staysail. Sunday morning was fairly light so we were alternating between sailing with main and jib – and just motoring. In the afternoon it picked up so we ran with asymmetric until about 11pm, when the wind died and we started to motor again. On this leg a northbound freighter and a northbound cruise ship passed a couple miles outside of us. The freighter was just a dark hulk with the high white light on the stern and lower white light at the bow. The cruise ship cannot be missed – it looks like Las Vegas coming over the horizon.

1 comment:

sharimac said...

Love your sunset pics. Just wanted you to know that we think of you both often. May you have fair winds and following seas on your trip. Hope to see you on your way home again in Morro Bay.
Your friend-Shari (the rookie sailor)and her Mom and Dad