Leg 1, day 6
Leg 1, day 6, April 16
Winds picked up during the night to about 16knts and cool air set in. After daybreak we noticed large swells to our west so it was decided to take an easy motorsail to Bahia San Francisquito. Once out the winds were averaging 20knts from the North-Northwest and again we surfed. Time was spent reading and resting. We pulled into San Francisquito around 11:00am, and didn’t care for the wave refraction around the point. Our only other option was an anchorage up the beach from the old Punta San Francisquito Resort. It was a good call. Beautiful beach with calm water. After setting anchor we took a long walk down the beach to see what the resort had to offer. It has a dirt airstrip and shacks for rent at $20 per night per person, restaurant cantina. Very primitive.
Gato Loco’s anchorage, barely visible up the beach from the resort.
Wind vanes of the bird variety.
A short sail and a long rest was well deserved. Tomorrow we’re off to Ensenada Posomoreno on the mainland of Mexico. Original plan was Ensenada las Concinas but because of the predicted north winds better protection is needed.
Until the next Update… The GatoLoco Crew
Leg 1 April 11-19, Crew: Bill, Bruce & Cynthia Tegge, Clyde Betts sail from Puerto Penasco to San Carlos