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Sunday, November 06, 2011

North from Cabo to Los Fralies anchorage

Today we made a 45nm hop from Cabo San Lucas to Los Frailes anchorage which is about 1/3 of the way to La Paz on the Eastern side of the Baja Peninsula in the Sea of Cortez.  Winds started light then filled in out of the NE providing some great windward sailing with boat speeds hitting the 9 knot range.  When the wind dropped significantly we motored for a few hours into some nasty chop fueled by a 'Norther' blowing further up the Sea of Cortez.  We raised sail about 6nm out of the Los Frailes to take advantage of the superb weather and flattening seas, sailing the final miles.   Sailing into the anchorage, we furled the jib, went head to wind and dropped the anchor and mainsail simultaneously.  It's good to sail!