Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Ocean Sailing

Woke up: Off the Coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico

Went to sleep: Off the Coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico

Ocean Sailing

It’s Tuesday morning and I’m the only one awake on board. It was a pretty rough night.  Lots of wind.  Lots of rolling seas.  Peter kept adjusting the sails to keep our speed under 7 knots.  I slept well from 12:30 am to 5:15 am despite the boat pitching from side to side.  I’m a good sleeper.

I love my early morning quiet time although I have absolutely no idea what time it is. I think we crossed a time zone as we travelled down the coast.  I’m not sure.  Daylight savings time ended this past Sunday but I don’t know if this part of Mexico “falls back”.  The Grand Poo Bah has kept the Fleet on San Diego time to avoid confusion.  So, all I can say in terms of the local time is the sun is five fingers above the horizon.

As I think about the time I have in Mexico, there is so much I want to do.

Numero Uno:  I want to learn to speak Spanish.  Krista and Alex, who are both pretty good with Espanol, helped me a great deal with words and phrases.  We taped masking tape all over the boat with La Tabla, De Amerio etc. everywhere.

Numero dos:  I want to learn about Mexican history and Mexican culture.  Donde la biblioteca?

Numero Tres:  I want to study the constellations, the lunar cycle, the cloud formations, and advanced sail trim.  Finally, I’d like to get more exercise.

All lofty goals. For now, I’ll just watch the sun rise over Baja California Sur as my amigos below sleep peacefully.

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About Susan M. Gierga

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