Pulled up anchor at Bahía Asunción at 05:45 on 11/06, anchored at Bahía Santa Maria at 17:05 on 11/08.
We had an alarm for 06:15 to get up and go, but when we pulled up anchor, our instruments read 05:45 – leading to days of confusion regarding what time it was where we were, had been, and were going.
It worked down to that we had been in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7), then crossed into Baja California del Sur (also UTC-7). But on 10/30/2022 (while we were sailing), Mexican Daylight Savings Time ended, so time was set back an hour, to UTC-8. Then on 11/06/2022, California reverted to Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8). Our phones updated, our instruments did not, and this was the first time since the various time changes we had set alarms and made log entries. Confusing, but we eventually got it sorted! Right now, we are an hour ahead of California.
Other than that, the trip was pretty easy. The wind was shifty, and the swell led to much more rolling than is easy – we were not tidying or doing many chores underway – but our progress was consistent. It was quiet, few other boats out. Our AIS transmission seemed to cut when we lost our multi-function display/chart plotter, but we could still see other boats and get collision alarms.
The sunsets and moonrises were particularly spectacular. The moon has been big and bright, so overnight watches have great visibility, and right at the horizon it looks enormous. I was really entertained by a bird that tried to land on our spreaders, but kept getting knocked off by the rolling conditions. Poor guy hit our topping lift one of the times!
The sunsets and moonrises were particularly spectacular. The moon has been big and bright, so overnight watches have great visibility, and right at the horizon it looks enormous. Passing Cabo San Lázaro was gorgeous, the light on the mountains was so dramatic!
We came around the point as the sun was setting, so there was still plenty of light for dropping anchor. The Baja Ha-Ha folks were there, so there were 100+ boats anchored, with room for more. With people to visit, we launched the dinghy in record time under a dramatic moonrise.
Quick stop through our buddy Shane’s boat Outrun to pick up some things he brought from San Diego for us, then over to see our very good friend Robert on our sister boat, the Rachel Lynn, a particularly well-maintained Fair Weather Mariner. It was super fun to see him, and his crew Andy and Dave, and share stories about our trips down. Robert fed us and sent us home with yellowtail!