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Hola from Turtle Bay

29 October 2010
Hola! Just a quick update to let you know we arrived in Turtle Bay without incident Thursday, October 28, 2010, approximately 7 am. Out of 160 boats, we were about the 120th to arrive. We had 15-25 knot winds and high seas the first two days out of San Diego and then the winds died down below 15 knots and the seas smoothed out. We got lots and lots of sailing in. The wind vane and autopilot both worked like real champs. We went out about 50 miles and then tacked back in. It was a little bit uncomfortable but nothing like the trip to San Diego from Anacortes.

I stood watch all by myself every night. (Just call me SAILOR WOMAN!) The third night had to be one of the most beautiful nights of my life. The sky was full of stars and the moon came up about 10 pm and lit up the water. The third day was also absolutely gorgeous. I could watch the ocean swells all day long and not get tired of them. We didn't see any whales but lots and lots of Porpoise.

Turtle Bay is a delightful little town. The bay is huge and the porpoise swim right in among all the boats. Seals too. Pelicans and Terns dive into the water, sometimes just feet from the boats. We bought fresh shrimp off one of the local boats for dinner last night and fresh oysters today for tonight's dinner. We are going to the beach for pot luck this afternoon.

I will send more information when we reach Cabo which will be approximately November 4th.
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Vessel Name: Otter
Vessel Make/Model: Westsail 32
Hailing Port: Scappoose, Oregon
Crew: Greg and Joyce Parfitt
Otter's Photos - Main
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Who: Greg and Joyce Parfitt
Port: Scappoose, Oregon