Kick it in Second Wind
Out of harbor at 5:10 am for our 15 hr run up to Puerto Escondido. We had a weather window for today only and had until late this afternoon to get to cover or we would be stuck for a week of nasty blows. Well, by 3:00 pm after a day of shifting winds up and down and the sails in and out the wind clocked up to over 20 kts and was right on the nose. The seas were about a 6' to 8' chop washing the decks every third wave. We bashed our way for about four hours only making about 4 kts of speed. Our friends on S/V A-Train passed us about an hour out of Escondido. A-Train is a very fast 60' Deerfoot and captain Russ likes to keep the peddle to the medal. We arrived in the dark and decided to head into the inner harbor so Renaye was posted up front leaning on the mast directing me through a channel about 100' wide. Our friends on Scot Free IV came over in their dingy and guided us to a mooring ball and helped us get tied up (the winds were 18-20 kts in this protected anchorage). Deb and Renaye did a great job of handling the lines and getting us secured. A-Train decided to follow us in after they saw that we made it. A landing rum and then off to bed.
Dean S/V Solastra
3/21/2013 09:32:19 am
Well, wind on the nose??? Sounds like sailing the PNW! lol... Good to hear you are seeing Russ & Gwen, they are good people and have outfitted A-Train very well. Glad to see the blog posts coming in and some pics. Miss you 2.
3/21/2013 03:33:07 pm
Dean - We are in San Carlos with internet so we are trying to catch up on the blog. Euphoria is getting ready to go up on the hard for the summer so we are in touch for a few weeks.
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