Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Single Side Band (SSB)

Woke up: Ensenada de los Muertos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Went to sleep: Ensenada de los Muertos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Single Side Band (SSB)     

Weather broadcasts have been hard to find. We no longer have VHF transmissions from every other town along the coast as we did in Oregon and California.  All of the boats are in the same boat, so to speak.

This morning, Peter went over to Silver Sea.  Her owner, John, plus Ed from Lorien, along with Peter were trying to make sense of the numerous single side band channels, frequencies and times purporting to provide weather conditions.  Making it more confusing, we need to know “Universal Time” or Mean Greenwich Time when, in fact, I’m not completely sure which time zone we’re in.

Peter returned full of information, made a few adjustments to our radio and was able to download a clear weather fax. Without NOAA and the abundance of information we are accustomed to, it’s kind of like sailing in the dark.

Each morning about 20 dusty, beat up trucks with boats and trailers pull up near the boat ramp. Men in pongas shoot out of the bay to fish in the Sea.  It’s serious business for these men who most likely support their families with proceeds from their catch.

Local Fisherman

Local Fisherman

After yoga by the restaurant, I swam back to the boat, about a quarter mile away. Peter paddled alongside in the dinghy to make sure I didn’t have any trouble.

Swimming Back to Penelope

Swimming Back to Penelope

The wind picked up about 10:00 am and blew steadily throughout the day. Reminds me of the trade winds off Molokai.  It blew hard enough to make Penelope feel like she was healed over although she’s safely secured here on her anchor.  It’s tiring to think what the sea may have to offer.  I think we’ll stay another day.

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