Thursday, November 5, 2009

Baja Haha Leg 3 – Bahia Santa Maria to Cabo San Lucas

We headed out of the anchorage at about 6am. Through the morning there were times that we could fly the asymmetric, but also had to motor a lot. The biggest excitement was when Cathy looked at the fishing line we had been dragging behind us to see it dancing back and forth! Pulling in the line, she had snagged a yellow fin tuna. We pulled it up alongside the boat, gaffed it, poured rum down its gills trying to kill it, looped a line around it tail, hung it over the side, slit its gills to bleed it. It measured in at 27”. Cathy and Dick then pulled it up on the side deck to clean it. They filleted and cut out probably about 6 pounds of meat. Cathy prepared a little sashimi with wasabi/sesame oil/soy sauce which was enjoyed by all except Doug (who doesn’t do raw fish) – and particularly enjoyed by David.

By early afternoon, the wind had picked up to about 10 Kts with very calm seas. We poled out the jib and sailed wing-and-wing. We were cruising along at about 5.5 Kts – but it was so smooth, we pulled out the cockpit table and were playing cards on it – taught Dick and Dave to play Mille Bornes. After a while Cathy prepared an absolutely delicious dinner on seared tuna steaks with sesame seeds and risotto on the side, with a glass of Merlot. It doesn’t get better than this. A spectacular evening sailing along and watching this sunset:

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