Today we were all set to get out of Magdalena bay when we got word from our sister ship that was heading north up the Pacific to our location saying they were seeing 12 foot waves and 25 knot winds. This news was enough to make the captain decide not to head up north to the bay we were headed to. Some staff is glad, some are not, because the seas would be rough, but I would rather give it a go and see the place we had intended to see. Unfortunately with the wind and waves making it that much harder for the boat to travel we would be cutting it a little to close on fuel to make the trip. It’s a bummer, but what do you do?
Today in the kitchen was not too bad all in all. I put out breakfast with out a problem, then staff lunch and guest lunch and everything went pretty smooth. I did learn that if you are making whipped cream and you want to flavor it, you should always wait till the cream comes to soft peaks before adding it. I tried adding some kalua liquor to some whipped cream with pretty negative effects, and I learned a lesson. Nothing too crazy, but it’s a good lesson learned.
I almost forgot that I was going to start taking GPS coordinates for the record as well. Today we are at N 25 degrees 15.138′ W 112 degrees 07.224′ on the north end of the Bahia Magdalena.
On a good note there has been several whale sightings in this area, so they are not totally moving north as suspected before. A funny thing actually happened just before sunset today, I was outside on the fantail (rear lower deck of the boat) and there was a glass bottom boat full of Mexican children that had obviously come to see a whale. They were all waving at our boat as it passed by, then all of the sudden a whale popped its blow whole up right in front of them and let out a big breath of air. It caught them all so off guard that they all almost fell out of the boat. It was pretty funny.