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Leg 6 – Gonzaga to Penasco

Lowell, May 28, 2016

Thursday afternoon May 26th Time for Big Blue…. Typical run from Puerto Refugio to Gonzaga Bay.
The Bay of LA, never a dull moment

Lowell, May 27, 2016

Wednesday May 25th Cool night with light breeze. Actually temps are getting cooler as we head north into the Bay of LA area.
Leg 6 – Animas Slot and more

Lowell, May 27, 2016

Tuesday May 22nd Heading north to the Bay of LA area.
Leg 6–Big wind and seas heading north

Lowell, May 27, 2016

Monday May 23rd (2nd update)  We sent out a quick update early this morning as we departed Santa Rosalia since it’s the last internet until Bay of LA a couple days up the Sea.
Leg 6 to Penasco underway...

Lowell, May 23, 2016

Monday May 23rd 4:30 and the wind is toughing on the dock lines waking us up. We're out of the Santa Rosalia harbor by 5 with 15 -20kt winds from the west.
Leg 5–Santispac to Isla San Marcos

Lowell, May 22, 2016

Thursday May 19th Looks like most of the boat that left San Juanico are anchored here in Santispac. Winds heading south were perfect.
Leg 5–Back in Mulege :)

Lowell, May 20, 2016

Wednesday May 18th Great winds as we arrive in Mulege. Long day beating to north winds and 3’ swells but as turn the corner and head into Mulege life if good.
Leg 5 – Vee-Cove to San Juanico

Lowell, May 19, 2016

Our San Juanico anchorage is full of boats as we arrive (15) Tuesday May 17th We’re heading to San Juanico today but first we troll the north east end of Isla Carmen wit...
Leg 5–Big winds to Vee Cove

Lowell, May 18, 2016

Monday May 16th Windy MUCH cooler night overnight in Loreto. Today we’re heading to Vee Cove on the north shore of Isla Carmen.
Loreto Crew Change

Lowell, May 16, 2016

Saturday May 14th Bees ran us out of the Marquer anchorage early. Flat calm water so we just motored out a mile so the bees would leave and enjoyed a quiet morning.
Rally Days - Marquer Beach Party

Lowell, May 14, 2016

Friday  May 13th (Yikes) It's Friday the 13th and we hear on the radio there's a big party in San Jaunico in honor the this occasion.
Rally Days–Southbound

Lowell, May 13, 2016

Wednesday (afternoon) May 11  Arriving at Isla Coronados we pretty much motored the 17 miles from San Juanico.
Rally Days–San Juanico Dogs

Lowell, May 12, 2016

Tuesday May 10th     <<Flying rays rock.. Today the Rally boats are headed to San Juanico 30 miles north after a cool restful night last night.
Rally Days–San Juanico Dogs

Lowell, May 12, 2016

Tuesday May 10th     <<Flying rays rock.. Today the Rally boats are headed to San Juanico 30 miles north after a cool restful night last night.
Rally Days–Juncalito Birthday

Lowell, May 12, 2016

    Monday May 9th Our first day on the water with our Rally boats we head just a few miles north to the nearby anchorage in front of the Juncalito b...
Baja Rally 2016, Back in Baja

Lowell, May 9, 2016

Sunday April 8th   It feels good to be back in Baja.
Fiesta time in Loreto

Lowell, May 2, 2016

    Friday April 29th The San Juanico anchorage has all the boats facing north as we finish our shore duties at the cruiser tree.
Lovin these northerly breezes

Lowell, April 30, 2016

Thursday April 28th Punta Palpito >>>   Awesome, the northeast winds we’ve had the past 2 days return on  our way south from Mulege.
Blame it on Mulege

Lowell, April 30, 2016

   Wednesday April 27th The photo left sets the stage for our day in Mulege.
Chilled in Mulege

Lowell, April 28, 2016

Thursday April 28th Just a quick update to let everybody know we’ve got the frig running consistently.
In Santa Rosalia with work to do

Lowell, April 27, 2016

Sunday April 24th – arriving Santa Rosalia   Our last visit to Santa Rosalia was with Craig and Linda Lyons 2 years ago limping Gato Loco north with motor problems.
Kino Surfing on our way to Baja

Lowell, April 24, 2016

Saturday April 23 It’s funning how you notice things for the first time somewhere you’ve been many times.
Shark Island Melodies

Lowell, April 22, 2016

Thursday April 21st   We’ll open with a fishing report and you can see fishing is good as Lynnie last touched the  pole cleaning the seaweed and BAM a 30” Yellowtail ...
Puerto Lobos before dark…

Lowell, April 21, 2016

Desemboque as we sail south   Wednesday evening April 20th We’re still reeling from Bill’s quick departure this morning.
Provisioning done, Just add wind

Lowell, April 20, 2016

The Gato Loco cruise begins today.   Weather looks good for our departure except for the wind.
Sailing Season 2016 plans firming up..

Lowell, April 10, 2016

Our Home Port First, a view of Gato Loco’s home port of Puerto Penasco.
Incredible Whale season here in Puerto Penasco

Lowell, February 21, 2016

We’ve been hanging in Penasco over the past weeks with family while we prepare for the up coming sailing season.
Gato Loco Heading Southbound. Time to make some plans.

Lowell, January 29, 2016

Setting on our Cholla Bay patio watching the sunset only makes the urge  to go sailing south even stronger.
Final legs home to Penasco

Lowell, May 30, 2015

Tuesday May 26th We bid the fishermen goodbye and they head back to Puerto Lobos.
Memorial Day in Refugio

Lowell, May 28, 2015

Memorial Day hi-light is sailing in the north bay checking on our fishing buddies and playing with the whales. A perfect Memorial.

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  • Leg 6 – Gonzaga to Penasco

    Thursday afternoon May 26th
    Time for Big Blue…. Typical run from Puerto Refugio to Gonzaga Bay. Winds faded away as we sailed away from the Whale channel and moved to our stern mid afternoon. We haven’t flown the spinnaker yet this season and today we have the perfect conditions. In fact it’s been 2 years since […]

    By Lowell | May 28, 2016

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  • The Bay of LA, never a dull moment

    Wednesday May 25th
    Cool night with light breeze. Actually temps are getting cooler as we head north into the Bay of LA area. We’re up and heading in the the village 9ish with plans to provision get a little internet and lunch before heading north. Light winds as we motor in and anchor in front […]

    By Lowell | May 27, 2016

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  • Leg 6 – Animas Slot and more

    Tuesday May 22nd
    Heading north to the Bay of LA area. Terrapin a family of 4 is here in San Francisquito with us and we make plans to anchor in a small anchorage “Animas Slot”. Heading out of our sheltered anchorage we find 4’ swells coming from the north and a 10kt NE wind. Winds must […]

    By Lowell | May 27, 2016

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