The Redden Trifecta Cruise and Anita & Diego (leg 2)
Friday May 19
Frankie and I returned to Loreto yesterday with the help of Kurt in San Diego. Kurt picked us up at the airport, took us to lunch and then delivered us to the Tijuana airport via the Cross Border Express. Dave and family were flying home from Loreto on the Calafia airline flight that turns around and flies us back to Loreto giving us a chance to meet them in the terminal.
Dave, Ellen, Dave’s daughter Sandy and her husband Xov were sailing with Bill in the Loreto area since last Sunday. Sandy and Xov live on the south island of New Zealand and were on their way home as we saw them at the airport. They had a great short week covering 4 anchorages with perfect weather. They left a few photos that photographer Bill took from their trip.
Arriving in Loreto we were meet at the airport by Anita and Darrel. Some quick provisioning and we headed for Isla Coronados for the night. As you can see in the photos we had a phenomenal sunset arriving in Coronados. Anita’s phone is now full of colorful sunset shots as the evening just keep giving more color. What a treat having them on board for a cool comfortable night on board. Coronados is bee zone central and we’re prepared this time with a purchase of a queen size bed mosquito net to keep the little pest out of the cabin. I can report it worked great as any bees showing up seemed to spend all their time dealing with the netting and finally just disappeared. Victory!!
The water has cleared with visibility allowing us to see the bottom all over the anchorage and creating the turquoise glow that Anita couldn’t get enough of. To complete their Coronados experience we headed to shore for a beach walk and nature walk. This island is the jewel of Loreto and has extensive walking the plant life identified. They even install a board walk through the marsh are to raise foot traffic above the vegetation. Very cool. Beautiful morning and a good north wind to blow us back to Loreto for lunch and some provisioning before we bid them goodbye. They fly home tomorrow (Saturday) and we’re heading south to join the Seawind Rally boats in Puerto Escondido starting this Sunday.
Until the next update