Posted by: Sailing Camelot | May 13, 2011

Tue May 10th – Hasta Luego, Jaltemba!

It’s 8:00am and we’re anxious to get going. We’re having coffee and chomping at the bit, but leaving earlier than noon would put us in Mazatlan far too early and in the dark –not advisable-. So we fiddle-fart around, until we both can’t take it anymore… At 11:30am the anchor comes up and we’re gone. Good-bye Jaltemba!

It’s an easy and relaxed trip; there’s no danger of whales -as they’re at their summer feeding grounds in Alaska or thereabouts-, but we still keep a good watch as usual. Not much to see, just a few medium-sized rays and the occasional tiny flying fish, a few fishnets to avoid. We manage to get enough wind to sail, between 14 and 18 knots. It’s exhilarating, we’re making good speed! That is, until the wind decides to clock around and blow straight on our nose. Bummer… But it sure was fun while it lasted.

We read, we chat, we eat, take turns sleeping, the usual stuff. We enjoy yet another amazingly spectacular sunset. I’ll never get tired of Nature’s daily show! An almost-full moon provides quite a bit of illumination for a while. It’s an uneventful night, no traffic, no sightings.

Mexican Fire

 

Picasso doesn't have anything on Nature!

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