Day 6 & 7 Baja Ha-Ha
31 October 2010
We pull up anchor and head out of the bay along with the other 150+ boats. We have light winds from the northwest and as soon as everyone gets out of the bay, up go the spinnaker sails. These are very large sails made out of light sail fabric, like parachutes, and usually are made with very colorful fabrics in different designs. What a sight seeing all those spinnakers flying. Of course we put ours up too. We had good winds the whole day and most of the night so we did more sailing than we ever have before. The seas have smoothed out and are not so confused anymore which makes it a very comfortable ride.
This ended up being our longest sailing day of the whole trip. I saw a whale slapping its tail in the distance just at sunset and we saw a few porpoise during the day. In the morning we discovered little squids all over the decks. I didn't know they jumped out of the water. We didn't have any flying fish on deck but we heard other boats in the fleet report that they had them.
The next day and night we also sailed, motor sailed and motored, depending on the wind. I handed out trick or treat candy to the guys. It was just another day of cruising.