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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Day 1

We got a pretty good start yesterday, in spite of the bad forecast. We pulled anchor at 0800 and motored out of Banderas Bay and by the time we were in the strong currents around Punta de Mita we were able to set sail and have been sailing since. Winds have been mostly NW, so we've been making our best course to the WSW waiting for a shift into the N today. Hopefully. We are still expecting the wind to die Saturday, but hopefully between now and then we will put a few miles under the keel.

Ziggy is doing well. We've carpeted the table and sink board with some left over non-skid fabric so he can walk around without sliding. We had two squid and one flying fish on board last night and we were able to keep him from eating all but one of the squid.

The new tow generator is working great! Normally we would be down 5-10% on the batteries overnight, but last night we stayed even.

We had lots of ships last night and this morning. There is a line from Cabo to Manzanillo that most of the shipping traffic follows along this coast. Now that we are outside of that we should have less to keep track of in the night.

Off like a herd of turtles!

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