Ready to "Bash"! - Debbie Left Me!
03 May 2013 | Marina Cabo San Lucas
Picture Perfect / Mark
I know, first I said I'd check-in everyday. Then, when I realized that my SPOTGPS/Transmitter was left in Vancouver, I back off and said I'd post whenever we a Telcel or other wifi connection. I guess I lied - again!
Debbie (Stinky) & I crossed the sea from Paradise Village to Cabo San Lucas, a passage of about 300nm. While it seems that the wind is always on Younger Girl's nose(s), at least it was light andte seas were flat our first night out. Debbie stood her 4 hr. Midnight watch like a trooper. By the second night, though, both wind and sea built up a bit. Debbie's watch was cut short, needing relief at 0230. Wind never exceeded 19 apparent and seas were only 2-4 feet, but at 3 seconds. We agreed that if she couldn't handle that, there was no way she could handle "the bash". She (and Stinky) flew home on Tuesday.
"Hasta Luego Bob" was thus promoted to 1st mate, while we had to shake the bushes for a third. Fortunately, my high school buddy, Dan, retied from UPS, last week. With zero overnight experience on a boat, he volunteered.
We begin the bash tomorrow, Friday (yeah, and we have bananas on broad), about 0600.
Next post: Turtle Bay.
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