We had a rough ride heading down south towards Mag (Magdalena) Bay. My logs show that the Engine Room bilge was taking on more water than usual, the stuffing box gland was leaking more than usual, Chloe was too sea-sick to do her ER check, and a Fubar vessel was distressed (taking on water) and required assistance. However, INFINITY handled it as she always does, with no worries, and we were greeted with the most outstanding sunset & sunrise that I’ve seen in a long time. (I’m constantly being reminded of the Yin/Yang rhythm of life,,,)
The next short video clip is 30 seconds of boring,,,, That is to say, absolutely nothing exciting is going on. Perfect! I think this just captures what it is like transiting from one location to another, ‘most of the time’. The sunrises are a special time for us, cup of Joe in-hand, morning conversation ‘going-on’, I feel blessed to be here.
So we tried our hand at fishing again. Score this time, FISH = 0, INFINITY = 2 !
“Here is No. 2 – we’re on a Roll!”
(This picture below, reminds me of the day we left the Georgia Straits, a month ago, Oct. 15th, 2013)
“stunning day – but watch that fog come rolling in!”
“24 miles of nothing on the radar”
Indulge us,,, the obligatory HARLEY pictures. (I love that Dog) : )
As the morning progressed, so did the fog. We arrived Mag Bay by Radar.
You guys are going to love this…
The fog lifts and we’re pretty much anchored way out of the main area, so we decide to pick up sticks and head over to the Fubar crowd which are now starting to arrive. Julie is away with Mary-Ann & Harley on the Dinghy, leaving Dale and I to shift the boat. We’ve never anchored together before,,, What could possibly go wrong? Yeah, it happened. we ran the anchor and the entire scope (375′ of 1/2″) chain right off the gypsy. DOH! Dale looks at me,,, I look at Dale,,, The bitter-end of chain was held fast to the boat by a 6′ length of 1/2″ rope. “Emergency release rope for anchor = TESTED”
I had actually thought this event through beforehand, so I had a plan. I swung the Davit around and brought up two picks of chain, enough to get established back on the gypsy, and ,,, nothing to see here. Yes Bill, I kept that one quiet. ; )
“a well-deserved brewski for the anchor salvage team”
“enjoying sundowners with Debbie & Larry Gaddy, from N43 ‘Tropical Blend'”
“the sunset chill”
“N76 Spring Day, N62 Anna Mae, N55 Giddy-Up, and custom Rodrigez, Odyssey – all anchored in Mag Bay”
“back at sea – bound for San Jose del Cabo”