“Position at 17:30 local is 22 53.44N, 110 02.39W. Light wind, still no fish. Water 70, no real clouds, fullish moon, Mars(?) comes up about midnight. Couldn’t be better. Will turn south to about 165M tonight for about 24 hours, then turn left and try to broad reach into Mexico. We’ll see. Motoring is fine, too.
The butter has melted. Woot!
Look for us on marinetraffic.com. You never know if it works or not.
Happy Valentines Day to everyone!”
[author’s note: if you’re a details sort of person and held a protractor up to your screen, you would have noticed that the heading is not 165 degrees, but 157 degrees. This is because capt. dad gave his bearing as 165M (M for magnetic, seeing how compasses are magnetic). Using a nifty little website here: http://magnetic-declination.com/ I found the magnetic declination near Cabo to be ~8 degrees East, and so subtracted 8 from 165, giving Bright Water’s true bearing to be 157 degrees.]
[author’s post-note: I only go into so much detail because in Geology Lab this week we were working on paleo-magnetism, a branch of geology that deals with knowing the difference between geographic North and magnetic North.]
Pender, Bright Water Envoy and Ship’s Geologist