Monday, June 10, 2002
Time: 9 a.m. EST
Position: 19*11.71' N 104* 40.9' W
are currently holed up at the Bahia Navidad - located about
20 nm. north of Manzanillo, waiting for this tropical disturbance
to dissipate or pass by. We heeded Jim's advice to pull in
on Saturday night, but decided to bypass Manzanillo because
it really doesn't offer much protection. We're in a bit of
a quagmire here because right now, the skies don't really
look so bad - I think we could go and be OK. But I want to
hear the latest from Jim as he has the most accurate weather
report and we've heard that there were 100 knot wind gusts
out there. For all I know, Jim's blessing to head out is sitting
here in this computer, but (and here's the quagmire part),
we have no Iridium phone service and therefore, no email capabilities.
Thankfully, I can get my cell phone to work right now, but
our hands are tied until I can reach Jim in California which
is 2 hours behind us.
email capabilities, we can't email our reports, so I have
resorted to dictating our status to our east coast office
which is one hour ahead of us. As we sit here in this nice
little cove, we've been able to catch up on some reading and
check over the boat. It's warm - about 85 degrees. The skies
overhead actually look the best they have looked in the three
days we've been here. Courtney ran up to a nearby hotel to
hop online and get a weather report and it doesn't look too
bad. Still, I want to wait for Jim and Walt Hack's advise.
we entertained some guests on board - Steve and Linda Dashew.
They, too, pulled into Bahia Navidad to seek refuge from the
storm out there - but suffered far worse than our mere discomfort
on board "Nordhavn." They were out in their sailboat custom
built in New Zealand when the 40 knot winds snapped their
boom. Since they don't have a preventor set, they had to pull
enough to make me wait for the OK from Jim. Besides, we've
really only lost one day so far because we got here faster
than anticipated thanks to the unprecedented following seas
we had upon leaving Acapulco.
update again as soon as possible - hopefully from somewhere
out in the open ocean.
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