Around the Cape to Los Muertos

Trip Start Dec 16, 2008
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Trip End Jul 01, 2013


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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Struth!Another bash!Sailed around to Frailles on the edge of the East Cape of the Sea of Cortez and anchred for the night.Sadly, left Bright Star and Amazing Grace behind.Chruss is sick and Jim had engine probs.We have lots happening as we depart for Los Muertos ('bay of the dead!',now named 'Bay of Dreams', for the turistas!),the seas began to build and a lot more than the 15knots (NNW) predicted.The swell also increasing as the SW swell meets the Norther coming down.Suddenly,I see the mizzen mast weeping and move!Tony lashes down lines to support it and for 4 hours, I steer while he watches and holds the mast!Luckily, we dropped the sail earlier.
We arrived in the dark, as we'd only achieved 3knots for the last 5 hours,with the engine on!
What a hero I have and what a headache, after that concentration and millions of prayers, to millions of Gods!
Spoke to 'Catspaw' on the VHFradio and a cruise ship thankfully relayed our message, as they couldn't quite hear us.
Only 45nm to our next bay around the corner,then 12 nm toLa Paz.
Waiting for a weather window,which appears to be Saturday.Oh,the joys of boating!
Sitting in a beach bar, enjoying my first glass of wine in weeks.The fish are jumping and so are the giant rays.
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