Baja Boys Tour 2018 – Dave, Rick and Lowell head south
5 AM departure from Marine Real for Santa Rosalia
Sunday May 13th
Off to Baja but first I need to pass along a great dinner recommendation near Marina Real. Bonifacio’s had great atmosphere and the food was as good as it gets. Teriyaki tuna was to die for and the live music was good also.
5 AM and all is very quiet in the marina except the boat next to us where Saturday night partiers showed up at 3 AM and were still going strong as we pulled away from the dock at 5. Skies are still partly cloudy and good news we find near calm seas as we clear the point west of the marina. Reflecting on our stay at Real, is all good. Very beautiful setting, easy access, friendly staff and good access to restaurants. We’ll definitely be back again and be prepared for mosquitos that were a little pesky.
Beautiful sunrise with San Carlos’s signature mountains as we clear the area.
Light NW breeze and small seas prevailed for the first half of the crossing. Rick stepped up and prepared brunch while conditions allowed. Mid way winds picked up allowing us to shut down motors for a couple of hours. Weather matched the forecast when winds died again as we approached Santa Rosalia actually it making one of the easiest crossing in some time. We lost an hour arriving at 6 instead of 5 since Baja South is on Mountain Standard time.
Wow, we took the last slip in Marina. We’ve never seen this many boats but we’ve never been here this time of the year. Lots of boats heading for a end of sailing season haul-out or heading to the Bay of LA area for the summer. We’re off for our usual restaurant “Tonka” for tonight’s choice rack of ribs.
Frankie, these photos are for you. Heidi was on our shared dock and would come out of her cabin and come forward for petting sessions when ever we were out on our boat. Beautiful sweet girl.
Santa Rosalia now has the iconic colorful metal artistic marquee that begs you to get a photo in front of it. It sets next to the iconic mining train as you enter downtown.
Monday May 14th
Monday morning and town is very busy. All the little corner restaurants are open and busy. New street art is also appearing around town. These photos catch the spirit of the day. I love this town, the marina and staff are so easy.
Some breakfast, a stop by the French bakery and on to the downtown market for a few supplies then we’re ready to head south.
Gato Loco is refueled and we motor out of the harbor 1ish after a full morning. Next stop Los Arcos on the near by island of San Marcos.
All Good on Gato Loco
Until the next Update