Our trip so far has been lived under a slight but constant disappointment. We have eagerly been anticipating something that felt southish. This feeling isn’t just about temperature, nor is it about turquoise water. There is a certain something that makes a locale feel southish, and we just hadn’t gotten there yet… until today.
Today we arrived in Bahia de Santa Maria. This subtropical harbor is located at latitude 24 46′. It’s 80 in the cabin and the water is 77. When we arrived and checked that statistic we all simultaneously decided to go for a swim. Mine was particularly satisfying after a night in full foul weather gear and a day sweating at winches and halyards. While I was in I decided to dive the keel and was pleased to find that I a) could do it, and b) that my little grounding in Morro bay hadn’t caused any real damage (just a little paint scratch).
We will be here for another 2 days before heading south again. There is nothing here in the way of modern comforts, and I strongly doubt that I will have real internet but please leave comments and I’ll approve (as needed) in Cabo!