Bahia De Los Angeles (Bay of LA) or bust
Tuesday May 2nd
You know it’s always fun to have a newbie on board and see the reaction to the experience of cruising the Sea. John is certainly no exception and as many might know he is quite animated. His enthusiasm is on steroids which is contagious for Bill and I. Another perfect thing having him on board is he has willingly become the galley wench putting out great meals while we clean up behind him.
Our Monday passage down whale channel to Bay of LA started out with light air while Bill cooked French toast but soon built to 15-18, conformable seas and a perfect time to put John back on the wheel. We’ve had many harrowing stories sailing the channel but this passage was very pleasant and John did great.
Our pace this year is very relaxed giving us time to stop at the Smith Island anchorage which has a shallow pond between the east and west anchorage of the island. Smith is the northern most island as you enter the bay area.
The anchorage is know as Laguna Rada and the pond entrance is just north of the anchorage. You can see Gato Loco anchored in Bill’s drone shot left. Click on the photo below to enlarge the view of the pond.
Picture above right you can see John and I standing at water edge at the pond.
Photo right taken on A volcanic shale outcropping in the anchorage.
Below textures of the shale rock and the famous Isla La Ventana window arch on the south east corner.
After playing in the islands we headed for Bay of LA for provision, fuel and refreshments. Beach bar / motel Guillermo’s is our usual anchorage spot. Their boat ramp continues to crumble so after our first shore landing we opted for a easier beach landing. Drinks under out belt we arranged a ride to the Pemex station only to find out there’s no gas in town and the tanker should be in later tonight. On the Mercado for supplies and then relax for dinner at Guillermo’s. We’ll get fuel tomorrow before we leave.
Before we retire there’s always room for a nightcap. Sorry Murril, we’ve loaded your Seleccion Suprema tequila on board for your sailing leg but it’s just too temping. We promise to save a little.
Until the next Update
Below the crew tucked the dinghy away for the night.. Good Night
Teefy Talk will resume in the next blog
Sending this blog as we approach Santa Rosalia.
We’ve been away from internet for a while.
All well on Gato Loco