2018 Rally Update #2 – Turquoise Delight.
Fun gather of the fleet on Isla Coronados’s beautiful palapa beach area
Tuesday May 22nd
The fleet thought Bahia Salinas on Isla Carmen was a beautiful anchorage but seeing the north anchorage of Isla Coronados with it’s white sand beach and turquoise water they fully understood why the fleet moved to this spot. We’re still 14 boats strong arriving here. The anchorage handles the fleet with no problem finding 4 other boats already anchored. The sail from Salinas was light until clearing the north end of Isla Carmen when motors went off and most people were able to sail. Gato Loco was the last to leave Salinas after visiting the salt flats and benefited from the late afternoon winds.
The anchorage as Gato Loco arrives
One of Eddie’s cool drone shots of our Coronados anchorage that fully shows the grandeur of the island
Frankie and Al enjoying the flat waters. All the fleet’s toys and dinghies are busy enjoying the anchorage.
Early morning light light on the anchorage with my drone
This anchorage is especially good place for beach parties with a nice palapa area with tables and benches. Of coarse the fleet migrates in for a sunset and a group potluck. Thanks to Kurt we have two photo/video journalist, Eddy and Guinevere documenting this year’s rally. Eddie is a drone master and is loving this beautiful anchorage. We’re blessed to have them and look forward to see the event through their eyes.
The opening photo pretty much summed up the evening. Everybody loving the company, the anchorage and the perfect weather. Great stories of the sail to the island as sailors get more acquainted.
Captain Chas from the mother ship Balam filling in for Kurt. As a group, we made a call to Kurt to hear how is recovery is going. All good news.
Eddies fly over of the beach party captures the mood and the sunset over Baja.
This anchorage only has one challenge. Bees on the island are always in search of fresh water and if you have any water (out door shower ) on your boat they come by the hundreds. Netting on Gato Loco solves the problem.
Wednesday May 23rd
Beautiful peaceful night with a breeze in the anchorage. We’re heading to San Juanico 20 miles north on the Baja coast. Winds are forecasted out of the SE and probably won’t come up until mid-day giving us the morning to enjoy the anchorage. The plan is to leave all together a noon so Eddie can get some drone shots of the fleet sailing together.
Above, Balam the mothership, Sea Rose and Straw Cat. Below, the Gato Loco crew prepares to sail
A few shots as we depart for San Juanico.
Here’s special shot for the Fantasy crew (Nick & Andrea) with them ahead of the speedster trimaran with Michael and Vicki on board. We heard Nick yell “ I was ahead for awhile”.
The Gato Loco Crew is doing well and a huge help as Gato Loco is leading the entire Rally event with Ralph as our chief consultant. We’ve managed to get to know names of 45 sailors many of them we’ve meet for the first time. As you saw in the photos Frankie and AL are on the water paddle boarding or swimming every chance they get. The water is barley warm enough for Frankie but she braves her way in. We’re looking forward to showing everybody around in San Juanico.
It’s all good on Gato Loco
Until the next update
“Here’s to Life”
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