Dec 26, 2007
Dec 25, 2007
There is something exciting and exotic about leaving the country. With Evett as first mate, and Alec (7) and Kirstin (5), we departed on schedule from San Diego bound for ports south. A major coastal adventure, no matter how you looked at it. KEWA was pristine and well-provisioned. We had three weeks free, and dropped the dock lines with the goal of ending up in Mazatlan, Mexico. First stop -- Turtle Bay. Downwind conditions, but not a lot of wind. We departed at night before Christmas and had an uneventful cruise to Turtle Bay. We arrived Christmas Eve in a dead calm, but experienced a major blow on Christmas Day, enough to keep us hunkered down on the boat.