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Friday, January 21, 2011

HI to MX Day 8

We've had it pretty good the last 24 hours, the wind has been down and aside from the fact that it's pretty cool and there are some big waves rolling through from a far away storm we're doing quite nicely. (Big waves from a far away source are not a real problem for us, they just make the boat bounce around in strange ways).

I've been keeping a close eye on the high pressure system that's off the coast of CA. This is what's protecting us from the storms that are generating these big seas. The last couple days the long range weather models have been showing that the High is going to dissipate and/or weaken in about 5 days, so in anticipation of this I've decided to drop over to Port tack for 24 hours or so. This will get us further South and a little more East, where if the High does completely die and storms start heading directly for the CA coast, we will get a diminished version of the storm. We'll see. Weather models are notoriously inaccurate, especially more than 48 hours in advance, so this may all be for nothing and is just a waste of time. But 'sail safe' as they say...

That's all for now...
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