It was a little sad saying goodbye to our friends at Ecologic, but it was time to head out (and anyway, we’ll be back at Christmas to meet my family).
We didn’t necessarily pick the calmest day… but then again the wind had been blowing pretty consistently since we had arrived. But the extent of the conditions only became evident as we headed out through Tuffy Channel in front of San Pedro… against the incoming waves and sea swells that seemed to tower over the bow at times… especially when that one wave crashed full force over the bow… and the hatch to the companion way was open and the hatches not secured… yes a tad soggy and salty down below.
But we fought our way through our trial by fire and got back into sailing mode quickly as we headed south to Turneffe Cay.
We had been there for the dive and seen mooring balls down the western side of the cay, so we thought it’d make a good stopover for the night and wouldn’t be too tricky arriving after dark…. Well, we spent a good hour or so searching for those maldito moorings, while avoiding a rain shower or two, and we never found them… so back to the hook once more. Fortunately it was almost a full moon so there was a lot of light to play with, but once anchored the wind and the sea started to kick up… so needless to say that wasn’t our best night’s sleep!