Sailing from Ensenada to Cabo has been our longest time at sea since we started – a whole 7 days! We left Ensenada on a Saturday along with five or so other boats that had been waiting for weather. There was excitement on the docks in the days leading up to it. People would come by the boat or chat with you on your way out of the marina, “So, when are you guys thinking of leaving. Friday? Yeah us too”. “What Time?” “Have you seen the latest weather forecast?” As the weather window opened and the latest weather data confirmed, it seemed to be settled, we’d all head out on Saturday morning.
Fortunately we didn’t have too much to prepare, as we’d promised ourselves, after missing the last weather window, that we’d have all our chores done well in advance (fuelling, provisioning, filling the water tanks, etc.) There were of course some last minute thigs. It seems that when you are on a dock for too long, you completely forget all of the pending maintenance requirements of your boat, untill you are of course just about to throw of the dock lines.