30 April 2010 | MAzatlan
The crossing from San Telmo to Mazatlan was great fro our last passage. There was nowhere to get provisions before we left so Monday afternoon found Carden and I baking a cake, which we then ate for lunch and Tuesdays breakfast. Tuesday we got a Mahi on the line which saved us form eating cake for lunch too! It was a big one, about 3-4 feet and our lunch was super fresh Mahi Poppers.
We got some great wind 10-15K on the beam on Monday night so we sailed at 7K without the engine and with a full moon, the perfect overnight sail. Unfortunately, the wind died on the morning and never recovered except for a light breeze coming directly from our slip in Mazatlan, right on the nose. We do find it quite suspicious that regardless of the weather forecast or what direction we are sailing, 70% of the time the wind is coming directly from the direction we are heading (very hard sailing). We have yet to find a way to outsmart the wind gods.
On wednesday morning as we were approaching Mazatlan a seagull took a rest on our spreaders, it didn't bother us at first, not even when it pooped on Jeff's head, but when the second bomb landed on the stereo Jeff snapped. It's pretty funny to see a grown man jumping up and down and waving his arms yelling "Caw Caw" (the bird took no notice). Carden tried to scare it away with the air horn (no effect) and then Jeff tried to hit it with a swinging halyard (which it dodged). So, then we each took turns throwing baby potatos at it (with my Jeff still thinking that "Caw Caw" would scare it away). Do you have a picture of this in your head?
We have spent the last couple of days in Mazatlan talking to Tony, who we are leaving the boat with for the summer and arranging to meet trades. I had planned to spend the week scrubbing a years worth of grime off the inside of the boat but Tony has a wonderful cleaner who for $35 a day with clean and detail every corner for me. Horrah! (I'm sneaking her home in my luggage!)