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November 6 - Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
Are any hurricanes going to affect the Ha-Ha? You can check on the Mexico
hurricane region at http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/e_pacific/2000/index.html.
San Francisco Bay Weather
To see what the winds are like on the Bay and just outside the Gate right now, check out http://sfports.wr.usgs.gov/wind/.
California Coast Weather
Looking for current as well as recent wind and sea readings from 17 buoys and stations between Pt. Arena and the Mexican border? Here's the place - which has further links to weather buoys and stations all over the U.S.: www.ndbc.noaa.gov/stuff/southwest/swstmap.shtml. Also check out http://facs.scripps.edu/surf/buoylist.html (but note that the Java Applet is still not working with some browsers on Macs - including your Webmistress's Netscape Communicator!)
Pacific Ocean Weather
You can view the University of Hawaii Department of Meteorology satellite picture by clicking here.
Pacific Sea State
1000, November 6, 2000 - Bahia Santa Maria, Baja California, 600 miles south of San Diego
Most of the 112 boats in the Baja Ha-Ha cruisers' rally from San Diego
to Cabo San Lucas arrived in Turtle Bay long enough to enjoy two lay days
and lots of socializing. The big event on the first evening was the
traditional get together at the Vera Cruz restaurant in the little town of
4,000. Most folks walked up the hill to the restaurant, others used huge
trucks which were pressed into service as cabs. The second afternoon was
the traditional beach party, in which many folks flipped their dinghies in
the surf and went for a swim before sharing sushi, cervezas and tall tales
of the first leg. Yes, even the 'Latitude 38' dinghy took a dump,
destroying a Nikon camera body, telephoto lens, and crew lunch.
Nonetheless, a good time was had by all - including the many locals
curious to see what the gringos on boats were up to - at the abandoned
- The Grand Poobah aboard 'Profligate'
Elysium and the fleet at the start of Leg 2
Catch of the day aboard Profligate
Sunrise on the Pacific
Rowing Ashore at Turtle Bay
All Photos Latitude 38
November 6 - The Pacific Ocean and Cyberspace
Who is out making passages in the Pacific and what kind of weather are they having? Check out YOTREPS - 'yacht reports' - at http://www.bitwrangler.com/yotreps/
Vendée Globe Start Rescheduled for Thursday
November 6 - Bay of Biscay
The 20' breakwater wall at Les Sables d'Olonne is awash.
Photo Bruce Schwab
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