November 15, 2014
Arrived in Turtle Bay yesterday afternoon after a 31 hour sail, I didn’t feed the fish, not even once!! What do we do for 31 hours on the high seas? Well, the kids made a fort under the table and watched movies, they felt fine the whole time. Jack and I took turns doing watches, I did 7p-10p then 1a-4a, Jack did 10p-1a then 4a-7a. I can’t say that sailing at night in tossing seas is my choice activity, but when we arrive at a new place to explore, it all seems worth it. Did a weeks worth of laundry on arrival, the gypsy boat is here! Today brings beach combing as we have heard the beaches here are full of shells.
November 16, 2014
Anchor raised, motoring out of Turtle Bay harbor right now. Sailing 50 miles south to Bahia Asuncion. Got to use our new dinghy wheels for the first time yesterday to pull our dinghy onto the beach, worked great, we were so pleased. Kids found lots of neat shells and have now started a shell collection. Guess the shell collection beats the rock collection they started when we were sailing the East Coast of the US. Signing off for now, better send this before I lose internet signal. Cheers!
November 18, 2014
Successful fishing day yesterday, two Black fin tuna. Didn’t weigh before filleting but we ended up with 13.5 pounds of sashimi. Jack Jack absolutely loved the sushi, wasabi and all, and ate so much I had to suggest he take a break from eating lest he overdo it. I usually don’t make a separate meal but Marietta requested her fish cooked. She ate about a pound of tuna sauteed in olive oil. It was a great sail yesterday, we had the “fair winds and following seas” that all sailors wish upon each other. Our goal is to arrive in Cabo San Lucas, the southernmost point in Baja California, for Thanksgiving. I told Jack I would buy a big chicken and we’ll pretend it’s a turkey. I do have the cranberry sauce and pumpkin to make a pie. The holidays are just around the bend!