Mexico Year 2 - Baja Bash, Part II
07 June 2012 | Magdalena Bay to Bahia Santa Maria
June 7, 2012: We weighed anchor and moved around to the outside to Santa Maria Bay to stage ourselves for the passage to Abreojos on Friday morning. We actually managed to sail about two thirds of the way north before turning on the engine to finish our journey of 30 miles by dinner time. Friday will bring us a 24 hour passage so we need some good rest prior to leaving.
Dick, our extra crewmate, managed the helm for most of the day. He was pretty happy to be sailing and all of us were happy to moving once again. Waiting for weather to pass is like watching grass grow, tiring and boring. The sun did shine all day and I can happily say it felt good since the wind was quite chilly. Our temperatures are now running 65-70 degrees; just right for me!
Bahia Santa Maria 24Â°46.502N 112Â°15.263W
June 4 - 6, 2012: This waiting for a weather window has its blessings and curses. We got caught up on our sleep but chomping on the bit to get going too. It has been very windy all three days so we are glad to be tucked inside the protected waters of Magdalena Bay. It is hard to describe our daily activities but suffice it to say it hasn't been much. I think the boys have told and retold every hunting camp story including each elk bagged and missed. And let's not forget the surveying stories, fishing stories, boating stories and people stories to fill in the gaps of the conversation. I was tempted to use the ear plugs to block some of the B.S. I was glad for a couple hours of peace when they took a dinghy ride to another boat for some fresh fish.
Speaking of other boats, about 8 vessels are hanging out in the anchorage with several others scattered about in different areas but close enough to have the same weather conditions. We all listen to the Amigo and Southbound nets each morning and afternoon and then converse with each other afterwards about weather and travel schedules. It's nice to have a flotilla of boats traveling together in case of an emergency . Along with our daily naps we have movie night and I have been preparing more meals to eat while underway. It is so nice to pop a meal in the oven and not fret about being below too long. So not much more to report, we are hoping to leave tomorrow.