July 20, 17:00 PST, Lat 33°30’N, Lon 127°40’W
Licking our wounds, getting some sleep, and still trying to make headway. We’ve made several sail changes along the way to a giant Code 3 that is flying from our bowsprit. It’s a beautiful sail, with 8 knots of wind we’re doing 9 knots of boatspeed. The waves are still significant. The barometer made a giant leap up. We are entering the ridge of high pressure. The axis is South East. I’m downloading satellite imagery to help us make a few key decisions.