Heading North from San Carlos
Let this bus ride be over… I’ve been talking by phone with the crew, they arrived a couple hours earlier and have finished shopping at Mercado Super Ley. They’re waiting for me to grab a cab from the bus station and pick them up. The bus ride was 10 hours as expected and seems to be taking forever since I know the crew is waiting. The last leg of the ride from Hermosillo has every seat taken as opposed to starting in Phoenix at 8 this morning with 2 other ladies. Mario driving a beat up little Toyota sedan turned out to be my cab driver and wasn’t sure what he got himself into when we pulled up to Super Ley and lots of bags of food and 3 more sailors loaded into his cab. Off to San Carlos via the ATM machine, leg 7 crews’ hotel to pick up the propane tank and finally Ice. Mario seemed to be a good sport and when we found out our propane tank was still empty he volunteered to drive it into Guaymas to fill it and come back and pick us up and drive us to dinner. That’s service.
Weather in San Carlos is hot and the marina has mosquitos making for one of the most uncomfortable nights I’ve spent on Gato Loco. Finally a good breeze near sunrise for some relief. A night like that deserves a lazy morning which we top off with a swim in front of the Soggy Peso and lunch at the beach bar.
Winds are light, 10 kts from the SE making Isla San Pedro a good first target on our way to Ensenada Los Cocinas. We arrived at the anchorage before 6 with time to relax with one other boat Reggae setting in the anchorage. Sally and Suzanne went for a swim and I motored over to visit with Reggae who we were anchored with 7 weeks ago in front of the Soggy Peso in big winds. Dan has been sailing in the same cruising grounds as us and will be out for another month. Our lucky day.. He just caught a Dorado and has cooked more than he can eat giving us enough for dinner. What a treat since we never even had a pole in the water today.
Sunday morning (Happy Father’s Day).
Breezy, cool, with light rain last night making a great night of sleeping. Crew up early hiking and swimming. Just as we pull anchor (8:30) winds fill in big time out of the SE at 18-23kts. Winds will be on our port stern giving us a 8-10 ride north toward Tiburon. I’m finishing writing this off Kino Bay and the swells are now at 5 ft and we have to hand steer through the waves. Crew doing well with these seas, Lew is steering at the moment. We are shooting for Tiburon SW anchorage today but will go to Dog bay on the SE if conditions warrent.
Need to run.. Lowell, Sally, Lew and Suzanne having a great sailing day to Tiburon.
Leg 1 April 11-19, Crew: Lowell, Bill, Derave – Puerto Penasco to San Carlos
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