Okay okay!!! Thanks guys, really nice replies. I know there are some serious solo dudes on here but like I said for me it was a big deal.
Next: leaving tomorrow morning to cross the sea of cortez
. Three hundred miles or so but really nothing more than "go that way for three days" kind of trip. Winds light to non existent so I imagine a lot of diesel
traffic should be minimal if any. Added some better fishing gear
so hopefully I can at least get one big one a day.
Sleep: I tried the 15/20 minute thing and it works sometimes, but not too well for me. I shoot for long rhumblines that go offshore
, trying to do at least a few hundred miles on each run, staying ~50 miles off the coast. With a clear radar
, clear ais
, no VHF
traffic, no visuals, I nod off for an hour or two. I wake up, check everything, do it again. Maybe a few naps sprinkled throughout the day and I'm getting about 4-5 hours of sleep a night. It works well because some nights you really can't get any sleep of consequence because the motion is too violent. You don't want to be exhausted and then have it blowing like hell and get all bumpy because then you're *really* tired, like dangerous-stupid tired. That's how it worked out for me.
Not a lot of drinking and partying for me. I've been in Cabo long enough for groceries, fuel
, some exercise on the paddleboard, photos, and a couple basic maintenance
tasks. Parking the boat (and the family) in La Cruz for about a year to have the next (and last!!!) baby girl, maybe go back up into the Sea of Cortez
for the summer to get out of the heat.
It's so friggin hot down here and it's December!!!!