Baja HaHa Finish
05 November 2011 | Cabo San Lucas
Well, we left Bahia Santa Maria at the 7 am start and sailed under the spinnaker for an hour or so with the wind quickly dying....When the speed over ground hit 3.5 knots and the chartplotter told us that our Cabo arrival would be 3 weeks from Sunday, we started up the iron wind. We continued motor sailing with the main and jib contributing about a 1 kt assist for most of the night. The passage was mostly uneventful, except.....after MaryLou and I took our watch at 11 pm, the autopilot decided to hiccup and sent us hurling in a 360...so we grabbed the wheel and restarted the course.....whew..crisis averted..... for a while.....then at 2 am, the motor started coughing and gasping for fuel and promptly quit, yes THAT woke up Paul and Lance! So they sailed with main and jib until dawn and we all decanted the two emergency jerry cans of diesel.....while rocking around...only spilled a drop or so. Another crisis averted! We crossed the Baja HaHa finish line on Thurs, Nov 3 at 10:30 am with champagne and another HaHa Hat Dance and headed into the absolutely CRAZY harbor entrance to our slip. Zonked out after a brief visit to Squid Roe with the others from the fleet.. I'll upload pictures later, this wifi is 5.5 mbps... We plan to leave Cabo Sunday for San Jose Del Cabo and stay there for a few days waiting out a weather system. Hopefully, their wifi is fast enough to upload all of the pictures!