Go below the low
04 May 2013 | 37 14 N 130 35 W
We're on a good course for San Francisco Bay averaging a bit over 5 knots -- and yes we have sun today! Hurray!
We're still bundled in our fleece and foul weather gear, but the sun certainly does lift the spirit. And it made it possible to wash my hair -- on the gray cold days I was afraid it wouldn't dry and then come nightfall I'd freeze to death. Luckily we've gotten sun every couple of days.
We finally broke the 100 mark in our miles made good today, checking in at a whopping 102 miles (but we sailed 123 miles total). We hadn't crossed the 100 mile mark since back on April 27th. 395 miles to go!
Another difference I've seen in this cold weather sailing is how much better fresh foods last. I still have 1/2 a loaf of bread and some sandwich rounds, and just used the last English muffins yesterday.
I also used the last of the carrots yesterday and when I made pizza two nights ago I cut up the last of the onion and bell pepper. I froze what I didn't use on that pizza so we can have one more pizza before we head in.
And the reason I think we'll have another pizza night is we should end up with some pretty calm winds and seas the last days out. Seems there is a low developing right outside the bay and the plan seems to head south of it (if it moves right) and catch the light southerly winds to blow us back up to the bay -- with a lot of help from the Yanmar.