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Welcome to our blog, describing our voyage aboard Bravo, a Kelly Peterson 46 sailboat with homeport in Seattle, Washington. We headed south in 2010, destined for Mexico and beyond. Cheers, Adam and Cindi

"As for me, I am tormented by an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." -Herman Melville, 1844

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Arrived in Turtle Bay last night at 11. Had a wonderful sail down from San Diego, took around 60 hours. Had good breeze at our backs most of way, 12-25 kn. A few minor glitches, like losing the shackle pin at the genoa tack (TWICE!), after never losing a shackle in previous 8 years!!), caused a small minor tear in the luff tape. We just put one wrap on the furler, no worries. No fish caught, though we had one bite, came off before I could get the rod out of the holder.

Warmed up today, over 70 and sunny, nice to wear shorts after living in fleece since Seattle! (San Diego was in the 40's at night!)

Ruben from Anabelle's Fuel Service pulled alongside us today in a fuel panga and delivered 26 gals of diesel while we're at anchor, for $3/gal. Sweet!!! Even took our basura (garbage) for us!!!

After breakfast, we went off in the dinghy to explore. Got a tour of the town by a guy here waiting for repair work to be done on the boat he's crewing on. After a week here, Eric knew the place well (not that there's TOO much to discover). We had a fun walk about the town to check things out. Our report: the Pacificos were cold at Enrique's, and the burrito's fresh and tasty (and the Pacificos also cold!!) at the Morocco. Turtle Bay is a hard scrabble little town, with dirt streets and not a lot of industry evident to replace the tuna cannery that shut down a number of years ago. Over 100 miles of dirt road from the paved highway, it doesn't see a lot of tourists except the "yatistas". But it was a great immersion into Mexico, and felt good to get out and walk after a few days of sailing.

Got back to Bravo late in the afternoon, to some boat chores and repairs. All going very well.

Will likely head south tomorrow, to Bahia Santa Maria, near Magdalena Bay, about 220 miles to the south.

1 comment:

  1. 22 degrees and blowing snow here in ol' St Louis...I think ya made the right choice. Time to flubber up the gismark and belay the port roustablot afore the moidlestem takes a set! And for another cold cerveza - happy sailing from the Wardster.