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.