Wednesday, March 23, 2011

And We're Off!

We had checked out with the Capitania del Puerto yesterday and then we sailed to Punta de Mita so Corie could get one last session of surfing in. After an over-the-top dinner on board Wendaway with Mark and Wendy, we rowed back to Rutea for our final night in Mexico.

For no good reason, we were up early and Mark and Wendy came to Rutea for a light breakfast and good-byes. We did a pretty good job of keeping a stiff upper lip though mine trembled just a bit. At 1030 hours, we pulled up the anchor and headed out the bay. Winds were light and the seas a little choppy but it was only a couple of hours before we were able to cut the engine and sail. Around 1500, I tucked a reef into the main and about 1800 tucked a second one. We're now flying along at 7.5 knots with occasional bursts to 8.5. The wind is on our beam so it is a little rolly but I'm not complaining though it does make it a little difficult to type.

Only 2,621 miles to go.
At 3/23/2011 2:45 PM (utc) Rutea's position was 20°45.95'N 105°31.21'W

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