Loreto Crew Change
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. Frankie has made a friend “Fredrick” in the anchorage and he joins us as we drift asking her for more tortillas please. We had an interesting dolphin visit. The pod was moving very slowly mostly on the surface and staying very close together. Our best guess was one was giving birth and the pod was staying close ready to take care of the new born.
With no wind we decide to slowly motor Nopolo 7 miles west and have lunch at the resort. The photo at the top of the blog is the Nopolo waterfront. Beautiful place and very good lunch. In fact the seafood cocktail was the best I’ve ever had. That’s an awesome rating as I’ve had plenty.
From Nopolo we head north to Loreto. We’re going to anchor near the breakwater marina and enjoy Loreto tonight. Rick, one of the next leg crew, is already in Loreto and we meet up with him for dinner as well as Kurt, Mark and Isabelle on JollyDogs that anchored near us as well. Dinner at Orlando’s was a great outdoor place to eat and good food as well. The Rally crew is beginning to sense the end of their time on the Sea is near. For me, having Frankie leave will be hard after wonderful week with her enjoying the cruise with me.
Sunday May 15th
The time has come for the crew change. As you can tell the Rally crew is not happy about it. They fly out noonish to Tijuana then Southwest to Phoenix. It’s been a great time..
The Leg 5 crew is Rick, Murril and I.. We should be 4 but Rob arriving at the airport to fly here found his passport was expired. Big bummer for him. Murril arrived 2 hours late and I found that Frankie and crew heading north was delayed here in Loreto and had to scramble to make their Southwest flight.
Rick and I got to spend the day relaxing in Loreto, bicycling to lunch and then working on provisioning. Got to see the nice place he stayed over night, Coco Cabana. A friend of his bother Steve owns the cool place.
The owner of Coco Cabana hooked us up with his taxi friend Oscar who helped us provisioning pushing the cart, assisting with the meat counter and finding items we couldn’t. He used his Pescador card to get points on our purchase. Best taxi driver ever.
Weather has cooled and very windy. We’re staying another night in Loreto since Murril arrived to late to make an anchorage tonight.
All set for Leg 5 to begin. We’re heading north to Santa Rosalia this week. First stop Vee Cove on Isla Carmen then on to San Juanico. We won’t have internet for a few days. No worries if you don’t hear from us.
Until the next Update.