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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Golfo de Black Hole

Well, here we are, still in the Golfo de Tehuantepec where at times it seems we'll never get out. After the wind cut back late yesterday we relaxed the reins and started to cut the SE corner of the gulf. But then when the wind came out of the E/NE there was a lot of wind chop and we got blown 10-12 miles off shore. Nothing dangerous, just uncomfortable and very, very slow going. We finally hove to just so John could get an hour or so of sleep. There also seems to be at least a knot of counter current impeding our progress. So everyone is tired, but we shouldn't complain after hearing a guy out in the middle with 12-14 occasionally breaking seas and 30-35 knots of wind our first night out. That's why we elected to keep close to shore!

Linda and John

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