Woke up: Balandra, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Went to sleep: Puerto Gabriella, Isla Espiritu Santo, Mexico
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.