| All in all we'd had an easy trip (compared to some
other ha-ha'ers). We were fortunate to have quiet seas
and little wind the day the water pump began spewing
water. This required David's expertise at assembling a
spare rebuilt pump (seemed to be missing some parts,
but it worked ok for the time being). We still had our bow
pulpit although slightly modified, one stanchion was bent over at an odd angle (not
sure how that happened...).
We were all at ease with the concept of no land being in sight and swells big enough
that you lose sight of any other boats (and their masts) when you were at the bottom
of the swells. None of us were overexcited about night watches, which once you were
out of bed, were mostly about watching for falling stars, checking the radar screen
and pretending to be awake.
We spent a minimal amount of time here, just long enough to hit all the Ha-Ha
parties, awards ceremony (how did we finish 2nd in our division?), and prepare for our
next adventure. The kids continued to get to know other Ha-Ha kids, fortunately
most of whom were heading north along our route (as opposed to heading across to
Mazatlan or Puerto Vallarta as many of the other boats did).
We decided to leave bright and early Tuesday morning - took Duke to the beach for
a quick romp, then back to the boat and prepare to depart. OK, well so 9 then 10, oops
it's 11 already? But we're going today, aren't we? Noon, then one, well maybe we
should stay and go snorkeling and leave bright and early tomorrow? HMMMMM, well
no, at 1:30 we actually weigh anchor and began to depart. OOPS! We have to tell the
port captain we're leaving!! Turn around, head back in til we can make contact...Now
we're leaving , really...
Bahia Los Frailes here we come! Well for once we're not sailing downwind, and the
winds are very light, time to figure out what this staysail does! Hmm,, works great,
but we really need to go north, not east! We spend 2 hours tacking out and back
without making any headway towards our destination - convince D to turn the engine on
again, and we pull into Frailes at 2 am. We lose another lure & fishing line while
anchoring since we forget to pull it in before reversing, but the anchor's set and the
crew can stand down....
|The Arch, Numero Uno
Landmark at Cabo San Lucas
|leg 3 chart
|Next leg to Frailes
|Cool, it's not a Ha Ha boat, but
it's our first sight of a big live
aboard kitty. This boat was
pretty small and very rolly in
the big swells here, but Mr. Cat
just hung out on the rail.
|K and Jessica (new bud) on
beach ready to Parteee !
|Cabo San Lucas - Beach from our boat
The Grand Pooh-Bah
Start of 3rd Leg
okay, so maybe we can't
actually sail as fast as
a 63 foot cat with a
full size spinnaker