Sunday, March 15, 2015

March 15, Passage to PV, day 1

This email is going to be pretty short because we are under way and I'm not a big fan of looking at a computer screen down below in the cabin in these rolly seas.  Dave, Stephanie and I left Cabo around 9:30 this morning for our passage to Isla Isabela which is a small island off of the Mexican coastline just north or Puerto Vallarta.  Early this afternoon we were surrounded by thunderstorms but were sailing in a reasonable 15-20 knot breeze but with super choppy seas.  Later in the afternoon it calmed down a bit and the ocean has calmed as well and we are currently motor-sailing at 6 knots towards our destination.  It should take us about 48 hours to make the 220 mile passage so we are expecting to arrive sometime early Tuesday morning.

Today we were treated to a very prolonged whale show that lasted about 45 minutes.  We were not super close but could easily see them jumping out of the water and the huge splash from their re-entry even though they were probably a mile away.

It is a bout 7:20pm, winds are about 5 knots and the seas are pretty calm.  I am hoping that it stays this way throughout the night.  Will update you tomorrow.  Ciao for now.

Bret, Dave and Steph
SV Liahona

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