I recall your darkness, when it crackled like a thunder cloud. (1)

Mexican flag

A Beaufort force 6 "moderate gale" in the Sea of Cortez, enroute to Chacala.

Marc toughing it out
Marc enjoying every minute.

Storm scene
Making progress to weather, double reef & storm jib.

point left Back to Espire's voyage of discovery.

(1) The opening quote is copyrighted material © 1978, 1979 Ice Nine Publishing Company, Inc. from the song "Shakedown Street" by Robert Hunter. Used here with thanks but without permission.

All images copyright © 1997 Rick Drain.