Today’s To-Do list includes:

  • Rigging whisker pole: I want two matching bridals to lift and to keep it down using one of the preventers rigged yesterday – COMPLETED!
  • Try my hand at baking hardtack with the solar oven. Maybe tomorrow
  • Clean up the cabin. Maybe tomorrow
  • Keep working on waypoints and anchorages every 40-miles or so (day sails) south to Bahia Tortuga. Add them to both the B&G and InReach systems. Maybe tomorrow

Got a little sidetracked as Tino of Santana Canvas stopped by with the finished weather cloths for the cockpit and the extra, roaming piece of canvas for as-needed shade. So, I spent a bit of time weaving some 550 cord through the upper grommets to the Dyneema lifelines, and some light twin along the sides and bottom (this light stuff should break if caught by a wave and not the stanchions!


Well, it’s 3:00 PM and I am done for the day on the boat. I’ve located a laundromat that opens at 8:00 AM. I don’t have enough for a load yet, but I will get everything washed and folded before I leave Ensenada next week. I’ve been wearing all of my ‘city clothes,’ but I won’t need those again until I hit Peurto Los Cabos in about 20 days. I will be spending Thanksgiving in Bahia Tortugas, a.k.a. Turtle Bay, and have two cans of Turkey Spam and pineapple to cook in the solar oven. Yay!

So, last night (did I mention the sun sets at 4:48 PM here?) I got all snuggled in the cockpit, covered my feet with a beach towel, poured three fingers of Jameson Irish Whisky and had my single beer at the ready and proceded to watch Dune. By 7:30 PM, the movie was over, but it was still too early to go to bed, so I watched an episode of TV series that I love… Shiney!img_20191113_1940201554235601.jpg

Tonight, if I can complete the download, I hope to watch The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. I thought I had already downloaded it, but alas, not…