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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

Sliver of a Jib

04 November 2013 | 24 77'N:112 25'W, Half way to Cabo
Alan : Guest Blogger
Out of darkness lights emerge. Not one, not two, but many, and from all sides.

As the green flash pulses through the turquoise ocean swells an orange horizon closes in. The winds blow briskly through the upper shouds and a gust sends a low howl over the starboard quarter of the boat, we track smoothly over the growing waves. The faint aroma of dust and dirt linger deep in the breeze.

With a steady wind at our stern we press into the night as the running lights emerge from all corners. The winds built up throughout the day move us steadily on our direct course to Bahia Santa Marias. We continue to shorten sail as the winds steadily build. We like to ride easy. Not too much pressure on the boat or the crew. When the sun is out we can see what we will be dealing with, but when the night comes its any man's guess. This night however, will be remembered.

The multitude of sailboats finally converge into the narrow margin of access into the bay from all angles. All senses are heightened to a point of non-sleep. Especially the captain. His vessel, his watch. We all take turns steering and navigating through the dotted mess on the navigation console. With radio activity at a high, even at 3 in the morning, we seemlessly and effortlessly glide into the safe harbour. Perfection guided by insanity, with the help of a steady flow of adrenaline and coffee.

Alan : Guest Blogger.
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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