Northbound Update #2
Tuesday June 6th
Gato Loco resting in Playa Santispac
Anchor down at Palya Santispac with water 10 degrees warm. Our plan it is clean the bottom. Light winds prevailed most of the day but no sooner than getting our anchor down 20kt winds begin blowing from the beach. Bottom cleaning suspended and nothing to do than head to the beach for dinner at Armando’s.
Santispac dinning at Armandos’s
Chris and his son Sunny joined us for dinner. They’ve been on vacation for a few weeks. Photo with the Armando owners.
Wednesday June 7
Bottom cleaned while in the warm conception waters then on up to Mulege for some supplies.
We didn’t put on any boat water in Loreto before departing thinking that the 40 gallons would be enough but we woke up this morning the the pump running and boat water bone dry. Putting 4 gallons of drinking water and the pump happy. We’ll pick more drinking water for the boat in Mulege to tide us over.
Mulege river channel near town. Interestingly hurricanes create flooding above the photo level on the HW 1 bridge Colum and only the tops of the palms showing. Mulege is a tough town to deal with this 3 times in the past 10 years.
Lunch at our usual Mexican restaurant Equipales but today my plate could feed an army.
Back at the boat and Rick discovers his Iphone is missing. He’s lost it on the dinghy ride to shore. “Find my phone” shows it up river so Jeffrey and Rick motor the dinghy up to the GPS point and Rick spends 30 minutes diving with no luck. Bummer, Blame it on Mulege.
Our dinner plans at El Patron were aborted when we found them closed. Still a good night for a walk as you can tell from the photo.
Mulege anchorage report. The new docks make the Mulege anchorage even better. Motoring in at high tide we has 9’ under the boat as we crossed over the shoal about 100 yards before the reef off the east side to the lighthouse. The passage is 200’ feet off the north shore and reef. Water is deeper 14’ near the lighthouse then slowly shallows as you approach the docks. Docks probably only have 6’ maybe more on the east end. Taxis can now drive to the east end of the dock for pickup and delivery. Very nice.
Friday June 9th
Light winds as we sailed on up to Santa Rosalia yesterday. Nice evening and we got in in time to see Mark & Isabel on Jolly Dogs one last time. They headed out late day for San Carlos.
We did make a quick stop at the fire station to pass along a shirt that John sent along in appreciation of the badge they presented him on our way south. Play it forward…
I’m writing this as we sail north out of Santa Rosalia hurrying to get it out before we loose internet.
All good on Gato Loco. Next anchorage San Francisquito.
Until the next update
Check out aunder water dolphin video we shot a few weeks back.