Wednesday, May 30, 2012

It’s the Journey–Heading North



We're heading around the south end of Baja tomorrow, Thursday May 31st, and starting the trip north up to Ensenada. The first leg will take us to los Muertos and then to los Frailles. From los Frailles we will leave at dawn and go around Cabo Falso to Mag Bay.

Distances -
La Paz to los Muertos - 58 NM, 10 hrs
Los Muertos to los Frailles - 48 NM, 8 hrs
Los Frailles to Mag Bay (Bahia Santa Maria) - 220 NM, 37 hrs

The weather forecast for the next 5 days is for lite winds under 10 kts from the NW with swells of 4-6 feet from the SW behind us so we should have a comfortable ride. We'll spend at least one night in Santa Maria and wait for good weather before we  continue from there.

We'll post position reports underway and update the blog at anchorages. Depending on weather we hope to be in Ensenada in 14 to 20 days.  We made this trip 2 years ago with one additional crew member and went non-stop in 7 days from La Paz. With just the two of us now we plan on stopping nightly so we are well rested and enjoy the journey. We have enough provisions to last at least a month so there is no rush.

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