Leg 5 – Vee-Cove to San Juanico
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 with 2 poles out hoping to catch lunch. No luck on the fish but I did get a photo of the sea lions that inhabit the east shore, San Juanico is 27 miles NW and we soon have 10kts on our stern, yet another direction today. Passing north of Isla Coronados 100s of large dolphins are feeding in the area and not giving us much attention. The afternoon sail turned out to be awesome downwind no motor leg. Rick (left) keeping us hydrated with his version of a Mikeareita while I convert one of our boat fans to a USB power source much to the amazement of Murril and Rick.
With all the boats we still found the primo anchoring spot available.
On our way into the San Juanico BAM we have a fish on the line. Looks to us to be a small grouper. We must have pulled our lure over the reef to catch one of these. It’s a first while trolling.
Life on board with Rick and Murril is going well. Murril did take a tumble hiking today and picked a bit of road rash but he’s fine. With all the food on board we’re eating well and the temps have dropped 10 degrees and now just perfect.
With my journey north to Penasco, it’s time for me to put together a offering for the cruiser shrine tree for safe passage. Frankie and I found the perfect old palm board hiking the beach as we left Juanico last week. This offering is for all the past crews that have made the trek to the tree. Our first visit was 2003.
Our Seawind Rally buddies Mark & Isabelle on JollyDogs are anchored here with us.
Wednesday May 18th
Windy Gusty cool night. Boy do we love the new anchor. She has not move once set this cruise. Even with these conditions we can rest comfortably. Easy morning for us but we watch every boat except JollyDogs pull anchor and head out early. We head to the cruiser tree to make our offering and 10ish we bid goodbye to Mark & Isabelle and leave them with the anchorage to themselves.
We’re off to Mulege 45 miles north. All good on Gato Loco
Until the next Update
Gato Loco in San Juanico from 2003 – 2016
Sending this from Mulege.. Wish us luck