Livin the Dream!!

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chillin’ in San Juanico!!!

01 February 2024 | San Juanico
Brian Wade | Stellar!!
Before i get into where I am now, there have been 2 posts that went into the abyss over HF radio upload from boat…I am NOT going to re write them a 3rd time! So, lets get you caught up!…

Left Bonito headed to Asunción at 0600. Winds howling…I mean breakers over the bow type rough, which makes getting anchor up problematic at best…run back, power forward with engine…run forward bring in chain, flake it out in anchor locker…all while using ultimate core and balance not losing step and ending up overboard with a wave….that would just suck on any level! Half an hour later…job done and I’m out of this Hell I’ve been in for past day & half….open ocean is much safer in big winds, I immediately felt back at home…reefed mainsail and full headsail I was off the the races!…I mean pounding waves racing! It was an incredible 6 hours of sailing…We even picked up a playful juvenile seal…darting all over from side to back of the boat in my some cool vid, but cant share that here :(. winds abated mid day so I tried deploying my big asymmetrical spinnaker “Otter” which I have been (shamefully) afraid to deploy since the last time I got is so bound up I thought is was busted and took it to a rigger in Sad Diego….embarrassed, I was told it was fine….I just buggered it up when furling it back in, heavy winds…wrong angle…lesson learnt!

this time, I did it textbook…when that baby filled in I took off like a rocket! WOW! what a rush!….then….as per normal…wind dies and I crank up ol’ reliable, “kubby 2.0” and off we go to the anchorage. As a special treat, I catch TWO more Bonito, with the goodness in my heart, let them live to bite another day! (read: freezer already full and not too fond of the fish anyway).

Anchor down just at dark…sigh of relief, calm, lots of room, boy am I gonna sleep good tonight!!!!

Next day do 11,500 steps, hike to top of hill where cross is, get pics…download weather, buy a beer for the walk back, cook a steak dinner, catch up with fam & it a night. Next morning sights are set for a short 20 mile jaunt downwind to Hipolito!

My morning omelette just arrived!…Fresh dark Mexican coffee and crema…YUM! next installment in a few!!!
Vessel Name: wades aweigh
Vessel Make/Model: 1974 Irwin 37
Hailing Port: anacortes, wa
Crew: Captain Lawnboy!
About: Me? well, retired pseudo landscaper turned worldsailor and adventure junkie….chasing new horizons one ocean at a time
Extra: I bought the boat from mom & dad in 1999 and have been restoring her to current glory ever since. It's a work in progress. This blog is an accounting of my travels raw and uncut.
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misc pics of the trip so far!!!
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From Everett to San Diego in 2 weeks
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