Fifty Miles, Sweet.

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Thu 21 Jan 2016 22:00
Noon Position: 24 11.5 N 111 44.3 W
Course: South east Speed: 3 knots
Wind: north nor' east F3 gentle breeze
Sea: slight Swell: north-west 1 meters
Weather: sunny, warm
Day's run: 50 nm

As I finished posting yesterday's blog, my ears pricked to a low moan outside, a flutter of the flag. Some wind! I went on deck, felt the breeze, it was fair, fresh and beckoning. I could not resist its allure. I paused, pondered the chart, procrastinated. The forecasts are for continuing light winds. Most likely we will get out of the bay and find ourselves rolling, sails slatting in a heaving breathless swell. No matter, if so, we will make for Bahia Magdalena, and, if there is some breeze, then tomorrow morning we will be that much closer to where we need to be, rather than remaining still, still at anchor.

At 21.30 we weighed, no need for motor, set sail, and quietly, darkly moonlit, departed Bahia Santa Maria.

The wind has indeed been light, and I have motored for short stints, but the swell has been slight, and over the last fourteen hours we have put fifty miles behind us.

All is well.