Picara

09 December 2012 | Opua, New Zealand
03 November 2012 | Kunutu, Vava'u group, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Kunutu, Vava'u group, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Kunutu, Vava'u group, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Neiafu, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Kunutu, Vava'u group, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Falehou, Niuatoputapu, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Tafahi volcano, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Falehou, Niuatoputapu, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Falehou, Niuatoputapu, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Vaipo, Niuatoputapu, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Niuatoputapu, Tonga
21 October 2012 | south side of Samoa.
21 October 2012 | South side of Samoa
21 October 2012 | Apia, Samoa
21 October 2012 | Apia, Samoa
21 October 2012 | Apia, Samoa
15 September 2012 | Suwarrow, Northern Cooks Islands
15 September 2012 | Suwarrow, Northern Cooks Islands
15 September 2012 | Suwarrow, Northern Cooks Islands

Hey, aren't we going the wrong way?

04 April 2012 | Banderas Bay
very nice, actually kind of hot
After a slow, light-wind passage from Cabo to Banderas Bay that included about 20 hours out of 76 motoring, we dropped the hook in Punta de Mita on April1st. The good news was, we got to try out our new asymmetrical spinnaker, although in winds of less than 5 knots and speeds under2 knots the wind vane has a bit of difficulty. So, we turned on the Perkins... a luxury we'll have to think very hard about on our upcoming ocean passage as our fuel resources are finite.
Mike got in some surfing at Punta de Mita and was a happy and tired sailor.
Now we are at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, one of our favorite spots from last year. In just one morning we met two other boats planning to do the crossing from here. And an email from our friends on Buena Vista cheered us up, as they think it might even be a better sail from here than from Cabo, since it is more of a reach than a run off the coast, and thus a slightly more comfortable sail angle than dead downwind. We'll see... and we'll let you know when our second... or is it third... departure from Mexico is imminent.
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Vessel Name: Picara
Vessel Make/Model: 37' Custom Steel Cutter
Hailing Port: Victoria, BC
Crew: Mike Harris, Marni Friesen
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Who: Mike Harris, Marni Friesen
Port: Victoria, BC