Adios Mexico - Hello Pacific Ocean
20 March 2012 | Offshore from Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico
Sailing vessel Buena Vista left Cabo San Lucas this morning and rounded the cape about 8am into confused seas. We saw what looked like an orca whale briefly and then came face to face with the Carnival cruise ship 'Splendor'. It was headed to Cabo and passed one mile behind us before making it's turn. We're about 20 miles offshore, the seas have calmed down a bit and the Baja Peninsula is starting to fade away behind us. Next stop - Nuka Hiva in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia. It's 2614 nautical miles from Cabo San Lucas. It should take us 20 days or so to get there. My plan is to do a position report about this time every day. I'm able to send these reports via our single sideband radio using a pactor modem. Unfortunately they are text only so pictures will be added once we get to th,e next internet cafe...about 2,600 miles from here. Our mates Karen and Mike on 'Chapter Two' are about 15 miles behind us. All is well on board.