Monday, December 30, 2019
Crossing the Gulf
Unfortunately we are without internet so we can't show you how bad it was (including Gary's barf all over the boat) but it was bad... Very Bad. Anyway, as usual the boat took care of both of us while we suffered in the cockpit. We hadn't planned for the conditions so we were stuck without food or the ability to go below and make something for lunch. We just suffered in the cockpit.
Arriving in our current anchorage was certainly welcome. We licked our wounds, cleaned up the boat and spent today making food and preparing for the real crossing tomorrow. We will spend New Year's eve on passage but if all goes as planned maybe we will celebrate the start of 2020 having finished the crossing with a Champagne breakfast (with Bacon) on the other side. Given the lack of wind we've seen today, sunny skies and forecast for tomorrow we can assume we've already given our penance for this crossing and it will be smooth sailing. Everyone should keep their fingers and toes crossed for us. We'll report back on reality when we get there.
Happy New Year everyone!