The crossing was pretty benign, leaving Mazatlan early in the morning, and arriving 50 hours later.
Our overnight watches are now more fluid. Rather than a set 4 hours on/off we now start watches after dinner and target 3 hour shifts at night. If the person on watch is doing well they will extend and wake up the other person when they start to tire. This worked well for us and as a result we averaged 5 hours for day shifts and 3.5 hours for night shifts. We had plenty of food to eat, some prepared in advance, other meals easy to make during the passage.
On the second day we dragged some lures though a pod of excited dolphin. We have learned that Tuna often feed on the same bait fish that dolphin enjoy. Sure enough we landed a nice Yellow Fin tuna.
After two days and two nights, at 7:30 in the morning we arrived following an incredible moon set behind Isla Carmen.
It was great to see Mom and Dad and share stories of our separate travels. We also started making plans together for our leisurely 130 mile trip back to La Paz.
|Shindig sunset on our first night out|
|Excited dolphin spinning lead us to yellow fin tuna|
|Elegante and Shindig anchored in turquoise green water of Bahia Salinas|
|Mom and Dad Novak on the way to collect some clams|
|After an hour of surface diving, we had plenty of clams|
|Amazing beach at Bahia Salinas|
|Mom and Nancy chillin' on the sun deck of Elegante|
|What's for dinner?|