3/27/2014 – Tomorrow, we sail with the tide

Haven’t you always wanted to raise your fist and declare, “We sail with the tide!”?  Well, mañana that’s exactly what we’re doing.  The official high tide is at 0742 but, by the time it reaches this end of the bay, it’ll be closer to 0942.  So we’re planning on shoving off no later than 1000.  We shopped for our non-perishables on Wednesday and somehow managed to get them stowed in an already full boat.  Then, today, we shopped for the perishables and actually managed to get them stowed as well.  It’s kind of freaky how we can always manage to find just a little more space.  The beauty part is that, as we proceed, we’ll start opening up space by using some of these stores.

Our plan for tomorrow is to sail as far as Playa Bonanza on the east side of Isla Espiritu Santo.  We’ve never stopped there before so this should be pretty cool.  We’ll likely lay over a day there as we’ll be waiting for our friends Rick and Jasna (s/v Calypso) who are planning to be a day behind us in leaving La Paz and are intending to make Bonanza their first stop on their way to a Puddle Jump (across the Pacific to French Polynesia).  Just wouldn’t feel right not to see them off.

As always, I’ll continue to update the blog (text only, no photos…but you’re getting used to that again, eh?) using the high frequency radio (hereafter to be referred to either as the HF radio or the SSB (single sideband) radio).  I’ll also be updating our “where the hell are they?” links so you can see where the hell we are.

Really looking forward to getting back into “cruising the islands” mode.  So much simpler than civilization.  We’ll be paying lots of attention to how our new solar panels are handling battery charging chores.  Maybe, just maybe, we won’t need the generator anymore.

OK.  Wish us luck getting out of the marina without hitting any other boats.  Should be pretty east from where we’re parked right now. Also wish us some sailing winds.  Anything from west to southeast, somewhere around 10-12 knots would be ideal.

As always, when posting via the SSB, I won’t be able to see your comments until we reach an internet connection around the end of April.  DON’T let that stop you from making comments.  We love reading them.   So, talk to you tomorrow from lovely PLaya Bonanza.

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About sryoder

Steve & Lulu... retired. Had enough of the cold wet dreary fall/winter/spring in the Pacific Northwest. Bought a boat, fixed it up, sold our home and sailed to Mexico in November, 2010. Been here ever since except for occasional forays to the States (summer only, thank you) to visit the kids, parents and siblings. If you're looking for a sailing blog, this is the wrong place. This is a traveling, hunkering in, eating blog. Sailing is just how we get from place to place when we can't walk.
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13 Responses to 3/27/2014 – Tomorrow, we sail with the tide

  1. joan yoder says:

    Good luck and safe travels. We will be taking off from Parker on tuesday. Love, Mom

  2. Katie says:

    Steve and Lulu – We’re so excited that you guys are headed off north again. Enjoy the islands, tell Agua Verde and the goats hello from us and tell the dolphin megapods that we miss them! We’ll look forward to reading about your progression higher into the sea and safe travels. Love and miss you!
    – Katie and Mark

  3. Elli and Bill S/V Cada Dia Mas says:

    Vaya con Dios….will look forward to hearing about your travels.

  4. cody says:

    Have a great and safe trip! We will see you guys Soonish!

  5. jamesdane says:

    Have a great sail with favorable winds to your back.

  6. Shelly says:

    Let the adventure begin, safe sailing!

  7. Victor says:

    Good luck with your trip. Sounds like it is well planned.
    We love our solar panels and have set them up as our bimini roof mounted on a heavy duty bent tube structure. They shed water and keep us dry below plus do their best to make some amps. We rarely HAVE to run the generator but do so only to give some exercise.
    Safe travels.

  8. Scott Wedge says:

    Steve,

    How about posting a position update before you go. The two links are not now showing your current position.

    There is no data showing at: http://shiptrak.org/?callsign=WDE8358&filter=30

    Guyams is the last position shown at: http://www.pangolin.co.nz/xtras/yotreps/tracker.php?ident=wde8358

    Calm seas and nice breeze, please!

    Scott

  9. Sheila and Gary in Port Angeles says:

    We are so enjoying your writing! We are still sorry we didn’t get to Couch Surf with Jasna last fall so please tell her “hi” for us!

  10. Megan Riley says:

    I love reading about your fabulous plans! So glad you found a place to stow the food!

    I met your beautiful granddaughter Wyatt for the first time yesterday. What a darling baby! Congratulations on all things exciting and wonderful in your lives right now!

  11. sailmama says:

    Enjoy going uphill while off the grid. Will enjoy reading about your travels, as always. Excellent job prepping so go enjoy some excellent sailing.

  12. wyndcutter says:

    Hey you two!  We are leaving TOMORROW for the South Pacific!  Follow our blog: svwind cutter/blog/wordpress Hope one day to reconnect!  Take care!  Love, Carol and Craig

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