Lowell here.. Sorry updates have been slow in coming over the past weeks. Some crews spend much too much time on a computer in their real life and would prefer understandably to cut the computer tie. 
Frankie and I will return to Gato Loco this weekend and I will catch you up on all news from Gato Loco. We will join Gato Loco as she arrives in La Paz with crews Rick, Dave, Ellen & Shelly on board. They’ve sailed from Loreto over the past week with what seems to be great weather from internet reports. We will see what they report.
It’s Wednesday night as I write this update. Brian and Heather are here in Phoenix with us. Heather will be hanging here with Neely & Buddy while Frankie sails on Gato Loco next week. Frankie, Brian & I will head to Cholla tomorrow then Frankie and I will take a bus to Hermosillo on Friday to meet the Rangels (Victor, Lesley, Ales & Mia) who will sail with us from La Paz to Loreto next week. We will fly together on Saturday morning from Hermosillo to La Paz.
La Paz should be fun since Victor has family living there and we will have Saturday evening and Sunday to visit La Paz area with them.
Important Note: Victor has taken on the challenge to catch a bigger fish than the 30 lb. yellow tail they caught on Leg 4. Oh yes, they say their fish weighed 35-40 lb. Water temps are warming and reports are for good fishing. Go Victor!!
Here’s some aerial shots of the Loreto area as I flew home a few weeks back. We can’t wait to get back on the boat..!!
Until the next update…
Loreto breakwater marina with Ralph & Helen’s Moon Drifter anchored in front.
Isla Coronado anchorage with it’s beautiful turquoise water. San Juanico anchorage with pinnacles at the left entrance.
Leg4 crew, Dave, Bruce, Cynthia, Carol & Bill in San Juanico
Honey Moon Cove near Puerto Escondido near the end of Leg 4 and Bill & Carol’s departure from Gato Loco.
Leg 1 – April 21 (thur) – Apr 30 (sat) – Penasco to Puerto Escondido – LoretoFest Apr 29, 30, May 1 ( Lowell, Steve)
Leg 2 May 1 (sun) – May 7 (sat) – Seawind Rally , Loreto area ( Lowell, Bill, Carol)
Leg 3 May 8 (sun) – May 14 (sat) – Loreto to Santa Rosalia (Bill, Carol)
Leg 4 May 15 (sun) – May 21 (sat) – Santa Rosalia to Loreto (Bill, Carol, Dave, Bruce & Cynthia)
Leg 5 May 22 (sun) – May 28 (sat) – Loreto to La Paz (Rick, Dave, Ellen & Shelly )
Leg 6 May 29 (sun) – June 4 (sat) – La Paz to Loreto (Lowell, Frankie & the Rangel family)
Leg 7 June 5 (sun) – June 8th (wed) – Loreto to Santa Rosalia (Lowell, Dave & Kelly Adams & friend Randy)
Leg 8 Jun 9 (thur) – Jun 14(tue) – Santa Rosalia to Penasco (Lowell, Pat & Sue, Lew & Agnes)