Cayo Largo to Mexico Isla Mujeres
What a sail! We waited and waited
for wind, then set off anyway. Just a few hours later orange
crackling lightning was filling the skies and squall after
squall. So no wind, too much wind. Reefed we went into the Cuban
countercurrent – only a 25% chance of it being there and it was.
Now we are doing 2.7 - 3.5 knots but cannot put up any more
sail. Finally we escape the counter current after a day and sail
quite well. Then we get to pole out for downwind sailing or have
to do a ridiculous course and the pole breaks. Murray breaks the
'never use a hammer to fix boat stuff' rule and we are sailing
well and comfortably. Now we have a final day with a forecast
for a southeasterly of 12 knots. We could do with light winds as
we have to cross a reef or divert 8 miles to get round it.