San Francisquito to Santa Rosalia (Update 5)
Monday… Today’s destination is a great anchorage Bahia San Francisquito with lots of options about 42 miles south, another easy day heading south. This positions us for the leg to Santa Rosalia tomorrow, the last of our long legs (72 miles). About an hour out north winds at 14kts came up giving us a nice wind at our back run. Winds are never quite enough to totally shut both engines down but definitely a light fuel day. An attempt to fly the spinnaker was poorly timed with wind changes so we went back to screacher. Later in the day the spinnaker probably could of gone up but get preoccupied by our depth sounder problem.
South of Punta de Las Animas there’s a rock hazard that extends off shore. While watching for that we noted the sounder was reading 11-20’ in an area that we were sure was much deeper. To be safe we tacked further from shore with no improvement. Finally we stopped and sent a lead fishing weight down and couldn’t find the bottom.. After powering it off for a while it’s back working. It’s seems to always be something..
Winds held all the way to San Fran which produces a little wave action in the north facing anchorage slot. We motored in briefly but decide to anchor in the west bay which affords more protection from the north winds. I was hoping to visit the village setting in the slot but I guess not this leg since our dinghy is still not available as the patch needs a little more time to cure.
.I really miss my cruising family Frankie and Neely. With Neely on board our first order of business arriving at an anchorage was to head to shore and we love our shore walks. No shore visit tonight, need to let dinghy set a bit longer.
No drama today.
Perfect evening with a movie “State of Play” with Russell Crow, Excellent
We’re up with a 5AM alarm and off for Santa Rosalia
Mid-day show by this little frisky guy. Steve was applauding and he kept it up.
I missed this big fin back’s tail up. He’s heading north about a 100 yards off starboard.
Interesting note.. Our glancing blow last Saturday we saw what we thought was a dorsal fin, maybe 4’ high. This guy has a small dorsal fin. Maybe we saw a tail but it seemed more triangular than what a tail would look like. Need to study a whale chart to better understand what we encountered.
Fishing report… This is the best we’ve done so far but we’re lame fishermen.
We’re on mountain standard time losing a hour. Looks like we will make Santa Rosalia by 6:30 MS..
Hey Cindy, Miss You!! Try skype tonight on the hour, both 9 and 10. Will give it my best shot!
Until the next update