Awesome downwind leg to Puerto Lobos
Disclaimer I’ve had a good happy hour before writing this blog.
The decision to sail toward Puerto Lobo turned out to be a great plan. After getting a later departure out of Penasco winds did us a big favor pushing us into Puerto Lobos. As I reported in the last blog winds started in in the 5kt range but by 1 pm we had motors off and winds at 18-20 gusting to 24 on our starboard steer and Gato Loco pushing 10kts at times. We got a big breakfast cooked on the grill before winds arrived just as Villa predicted. Waves grew to 6’and to give auto helm Chris and I did 3 hours of hand steering as we surged to 11kts at times. It was and epic sail.
Arriving near sunset we have a pod of dolphins all around the boat feeding on something? Eventually at sunset the dolphins started playing and jumping.
Hand steering south The leg 1 crew Murril, Chris, Lowell and Rick The Puerto Lobos Light house
Murril recovered from a tough day of Sea sickness and cooked an awesome pasta dinner. All good on Gato Loco.
Heading to Puerto Refugio tomorrow. Looks like we will again have good winds.
Until the next week.