I was a little anxious to see if the epoxy job would hold on our exhaust silencer and get the exhaust system back together. I desperately wanted to vacate this anchorage in Porvenir. There were a couple of tweaks that I needed to do, but it appeared that the exhaust fixes held and we were back in business.
We remedied our partial shopping failure on land, then briskly motored out of Porvenir. There were a few options: Chichime, Kuanidup, Yansaldup, etc. We chose Kuanidup. There we could anchor in relative peace, have an island to ourselves, and do some pretty decent diving.
So we raised sails and soon enough we were doing a bit over 8 knots. Which is a fun sailing pace, for sure. Anything over 7 makes me feel good, anything under 5 makes motor-sailing tempting. Anything under 3 knots makes me wonder what the Hell I’m doing wrong. We didn’t have to worry what we were doing wrong.