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Traveling the South Seas

19 November 2013 | 20 41'N:105 17'W, Paridise Village
18 November 2013 | 20 41'N:105 17'W, Paridise Village
17 November 2013 | 20 41'N:105 17'W, Paridise Village
16 November 2013 | 20 41'N:105 17'W, Paridise Village
15 November 2013 | 20 44'N:105 22'W, San Carlos
14 November 2013 | 21 09'N:105 13'W, Chacala
13 November 2013 | 21 09'N:105 13'W, Chacala
13 November 2013 | 21 19'N:105 37'W, 24 long miles from Chacala
12 November 2013 | 22 16'N:107 53'W, Nelda and Al go batty 150 miles offshore
12 November 2013 | 22 23'N:108 14'W, Sea of Cortez
10 November 2013 | 22 52'N:109 54'W, Cabo San Lucas
10 November 2013 | 22 52'N:109 54'W, Cabo San Lucas
08 November 2013 | 22 52'N:109 54'W, Cabo San Lucas
08 November 2013 | 22 52'N:109 54'W, Cabo San Lucas
06 November 2013 | 23 43'N:111 06'W, 30 miles of the Baja Coast
05 November 2013 | 24 77'N:112 25'W, Bahia Santa Maria
04 November 2013 | 24 77'N:112 25'W, Half way to Cabo
03 November 2013 | 25 12'N:114 59'W, Sixty miles off the Mexican coast.
03 November 2013 | 26 37'N:114 09'W, Beach party at Turtle Bay
01 November 2013 | 27 40'N:114 52'W, Beach party at Turtle Bay

WOW what a night!!!

03 November 2013 | 26 37'N:114 09'W, Beach party at Turtle Bay
Larry
Hello Again Today 130 boats left Turtle Bay for Bahia Santa Maria. That is alot of sailboats all sailing the same direction. As usually happens we had problems geting the sails up properly. It was just one thing after another but we finially got them up. Of course we were at the end of the pack by then. All was relatively quite the rest of the day. The wind was light and everyone was flying the biggest sails they had on board. Mostly spinikkers. We don't carry a spinakker any more and set two head sails off the bow of the boat instead. This way we are able to go straight downwind where most boats can't do that. We can also roll up one, or both of the sails depending on how much wind there is. We at 9 pm the wind came up and I mean up to 20 to 30 knots and it really got crazy! We went from 4 knots to sailing at 8 knots. This is almost as fast as we have ever gone. The other boats all around us were really having problems. They had their spinakkers up and it was almost imposible to get the m down in one piece. We had boats going eveywhere and all three of us were on deck. We went from near the back of the pack to near the front in about an hour or so. We were passing big fast boats left and right because our sails worked and theirs were nothing but problems. Then the wind got to much for our two head sails and we made this big siliding motion through the water. Frankly it scared everybody, even though it wasn't that dangerous. We we rolled in one of the head sails and all was well again. The wind has calmed down but the adrenilin is still runing so it's hard to sleep. We still have boats around us that are trying to untangle their spinakkers out of their rigging. You will notice no picture tonight. There is not much point sending you a picture of a pitch black night as there is no moon. Well its my watch, gota go. Larry
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Vessel Name: Diamond Girl
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 393
Hailing Port: Bellingham WA
Crew: Larry, Nelda and Al
Home Page: http://www.sailbogs.com/member/diamondgirl/
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Mexico here we come

Who: Larry, Nelda and Al
Port: Bellingham WA