Our Journey Begins, Heading to San Carlos
Friday May 4th night late, All provision done and settling in after a busy afternoon. We arrived in Penasco around 4:30 this afternoon and got busy unloading provisions. It’s a good thing Dave and Ellen drove their truck as we needed the room for all our gear. We were all surprised that our waterline is still in good shape.
Leg 1 crew is Dave and Ellen Redden (co-owners), their friends Terry and Deb and Lowell your blog author. Let’s get the 2018 season underway.
Today is co-owner Bill’s birthday. He’s not sailing this season but provided great ground support and good dinner entertainment as the El Buzo restaurant staff celebrated his birthday in style. We would recommend their flan we all got to sample.
The evening also had a couple of special treats. We got to say goodbye to Dave and Kelley as the depart for their new adventure in Belize. We also got to see Brian and Heather who rescued our dinghy oars from Cholla late in the evening. A huge thanks to them for that save.
We’re headed to Puerto Lobos tomorrow morning heading out at 5 AM. We should arrive before sunset and maybe earlier if winds cooperate. The forecast is for good winds in the morning at our back and then maybe westerly for a broad reach before they fade as we arrive in Lobos. We shall see.
We’re calling it a night as we’re all beat. More details tomorrow as we head out.
5 AM alarm Saturday morning and we off. Friday night was a little noisy sleeping especially about 3 AM when a bonda band fired up. No problem we’ll have lots of quiet anchorages in front of us.
6 AM we’ve got east winds, main and screecher sails flying and doing 7+ kts.. Woo Hoo, Puerto Lobos here we come.
Here’s our possible route although wind prediction will probably cause us to head to the SW anchorage of Isla Tiburon instead of Isla Salsipuedes
Click on this link to see the weather we expect heading to San Carlos. https://www.windy.com/?29.440,-111.379,8
BTW: We’ve filled the final leg crew position. Retired pilot Doug Lee has sighed on. Thanks to everybody that emailed and showed interest. Welcome aboard Doug.
Until the next update.