Day 1

Our last day in La Cruz was a mad scramble for final provisions and supplies, deep cleaning (for both Bravo and Crew), using WiFi, printing key documents, calls to loved ones and hugs to friends.

Farewell SV Oso! See you on the other side 🙂

We called into the local cruisers radio net and listened as Mike the weatherman called out that a jumping window was OPEN. Boats heading out towards the Marquesas had a 3-day window to ride the northern winds into the trades. We left La Cruz at 2:30 pm waiting on a thermal layer in hopes of doing just that.

Andy on the final La Cruz morning radio net.
Bravo and crew, ready to go!


Provisions. Excessive?

As we headed out of the channel we caught Cat from Marina la Cruz in her afternoon run, jumping and waving from the pier wishing us farewell. Farewell to our temporary home and the dedicated sailors whom helped us prep to this point. Thank you once again.

We motored for 1 hour to help nudge Bravo into better winds. With our southwest heading set at 230 degrees, our last glimpse of Mexico was the rugged blue mountains by Cabo Corrientes. As the sun set on the Mexican coastline, so did our time in this beautiful country. Our memorable departure was made complete by a pod of about 15 humpback whales flipping and breaching around us. A reminder from these gentle giants as to why I do this. I’ll hold on to this over the next 20 days just in case I forget :).  Matt was full grin soaking in the florescent pink sunset and whale display, and I am thrilled he got to experience this.

By nighttime we sent our electronic check in and called into the evening La Cruz Jumper’s Radio Net. SV Maia kindly relayed our stats and we got to hear the position and status of our buddy boats and friends who had already departed.

Good night everyone. Until tomorrow, Bravo out.


  • Date: 3/17/18
  • Position: 20°38.013’ N 105°30.319’ W
  • Course (Heading): 230 T
  • Speed:  5.5 knots
  • Wind direction and speed: W 11 knots
  • Swell direction and height:  N 1 ft
  • Cloud cover: 30%
  • Barometer (hPA): 1010
  • Status:  Chill
  • Distance traveled (nm): 11.3
  • Distance to go (nm): 2694.7


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