Friday, February 26, 2010

Matanchen Bay

We spent almost a week waiting for a "weather window" to resume our northward passage toward the Sea of Cortez. Thursday morning saw a small fleet heading out of La Cruz, all bound for Mazatlan and the Sea. It took over 2 hours just to reach the outer edge of Banderas Bay, and we began to encounter a steep 3' swell as we approached Punta Mita. Once around the corner, we were fighting a 1.4 kt current for the first couple of hours, and had to dodge a "long-line" fishing net. Once we had drawn even with Guayabitos, conditions moderated and the wind filled in from the WNW, so we had a few hours of sailing. We reached Matanchen just before dusk, the last of the fleet to arrive. Today we'll do another "jungle cruise" to Tovara Springs.

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