between La Cruz and the Santa Marieta Islands, Mexico
We’ve spent the day motor-sailing very sedately over to the booby-haven islands about 12 miles from La Cruz. I wish our slow pace was because we’re so chilled out, but in fact it’s because the wind is almost non-existent, and our depleted electronics will only allow us to run on one engine rather than two.
Still, it was a worthwhile journey – fun to scramble up the rocks to see booby birds of various stages of maturity and various colours of feet – red, yellow and blue.
Man, this pace is so slooooww. But still twice as fast as I went in my rowboat, with a lot more miles to cover. The ocean certainly does teach patience.