Week before Kay hits Baja: Well it was bound to happen. As soon as we left the boat, the storm gods decided it was time to rain. Sea Bella hasn’t seen more than a sprinkle of rain in 1 and 1/2 years and now she will get more than a bath. This forecasted grib is for a storm expected next week. It is only one weather opinion (GFS) out of many, but it has driven me to purchase airline tickets back to Baja to “Ride the storm out”. We are in a good “Hurricane Hole” but me being there helps guarantee we have a home to come home to in October. Besides, I’m getting tired of all this excellent Mexican food in Guadalajara. (Not).
Report day before Kay hits Puerto Escondido: Kay is ripping up the coast of Baja now. Hold tight Scott and cruiser friends, kind of scary for us not down there. The winds/rain are reporting at 20 knots in Puerto Escondido, which Sea Bella has easily been in before. Just a few more hours till Kay heads north, hang tight!
Report in the night that Kay hits: Winds are crankin and regularly seeing in the 40s with a max of 61 knots. The GFS Model seems to have been the best prediction in my opinion.
Starlink still workin, tied down tight!!!! 🤙 The second photo is my anchor alarm app set 12 hours ago. We have been blown from all directions.
Sun is coming up soon. Looking forward to looking around.
Report the morning after Kay hit:
The big winds seem to be gone. There has been some damage to C Dock but nothing major. There is a reported monohull in distress or sinking on one of the docks. We had one boat break free this morning SV Top Cider and a group of us were able to get it just before it ran aground and get it to another mooring. Multiple boats with headsail issues on the docks and a few dinghy’s blown from the tops of decks (SV Dulcinea in the mooring field.
Jason Hite did a vhf net this morning and it seems everyone is safe. Reported winds of 70+knots last night in the mooring field.