Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Sailed On

Woke up:  Balandra, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Went to sleep:  Puerto Gabriella, Isla Espiritu Santo, Mexico

Sailed On       

The wind is picking up early today.  There is a lot of work to do to get us ready to move to our next destination.  We need a check list.  Peter removed the sail covers, stowed the dodger, checked the engine oil and filled out the log book before he handed me a cup of coffee and suggested it was time to get up.

I pulled on some clothes and even before my eyes were fully open I was standing at the helm taking “left”, “right”, “forward” directions while Peter weighed anchor.  We were only traveling 7 nautical miles today but we know what happens when the wind picks up around here.

While we motor/sailed toward Puerto Gabriella on the Isle Espiritu Santo, I took advantage of AC power and vacuumed.  I also took advantage of ample hot water and cleaned the galley.  By the time we dropped anchor everything was in order.

I spent three hours writing my article on the event at Puerto Balandra for the Gringo Gazette.  I feel so accomplished.  The boat is clean.  I’m happy with the article.  We’re here in a calm, flat bay with no pending weather in site.  Time for a nap.

Sometime early afternoon a dinghy came by.  “Ahoy!”  they hollered.  Without realizing before hand, the woman in the dinghy had attended the yoga class I taught at Marina de la Paz.  It was such a coincidence – such a small world – we had to agree to go to their boat for appetizers at 5:30 pm.

“See you then!” and they motored off to explore the beach.




About Susan M. Gierga

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