Dolfin on 8/12 at 1700 UTC
Pos: 32 44’N, 123 47’W
Wind N 14-16kts
Much better conditions. Beam reaching in nice breeze, moderate seas, sun is out – life is good again. 265 miles left to Catalina and gribs show decent winds the rest of the way. Looks like Tuesday morning with a little luck. Ate the last of my bread yesterday but plenty of junk food remaining to be savored.
As of 1700 UTC Lee reports that Morning Star was at 38 09’N, 125 11’W steering 110T at 6.2 kts. His wind is N20-25kts and seas 6-9ft. Lee plans to enter the Gate sometime around noon tomorrow and just like Dolfin, Morning Star is smelling the barn (dock) after a long, challenging passage. Lee sounds good and is looking forward to being in the Bay Area again before returning home.
Dolfin on 8/12 at 0200 UTC
Pos: 32 50’N, 122 40’W
Wind N 12-15kts
Still comfortable beam reach with a little less wind and a little more sail. All good on Dolfin.
As of 0200 UTC Lee reports that Morning Star was at 38 00’N, 124 14’W steering 115T at 6.0 kts. His wind is N15-18kts and seas 7-9ft. Lee still plans to enter the Gate sometime around noon tomorrow and wonders how he will navigate aroung all the stuff in the bay after having so much space around. I think he’ll adapt.