Leaving Monterrey in the afternoon
we caught excellent winds for our heading and made great time all day. By night fall on my 9pm watch the winds had built to 35+ from our stern. The seas were 15 feet off the starboard quarter. It wasn't what I was hoping for on my first night at sea but we flying at 7-8 knots, surfing 10 and with only a staysail. The next morning did not even have a breath of wind so we motored the entire morning. The decision was made in the afternoon to take Luke ashore in Port San Luis because of seasickness. We had two more days and nights at sea to reach San Diego. On the way to san Luis we crossed a migration of dolphins. As far as the eye could see dolphins were jumping in groups of five or ten at a time. There must have been thousands.
The transmission was making noises again and on the 30 mile run into port a bearing finally failed. After removing the unit and inspecting inside I am surprised it got us into the harbor. The fog was so thick on arrival that visibility was less than 50 feet. In the morning I located a new transmission and had it over nighted to the harbor. I installed the new transmission while anchored to a mooring ball and we set sail Thursday by 4 pm.