Los Gatos & Agua Verde
Wednesday, day 3 and we have the wind at our back. Life is good. Just north of our anchorage on Isla San Francisco is a small rock of an island that is the only inhabited island in the Sea. We had thoughts of stopping by with Victor on board who could speak with the locals but after considering we have to sail 30+ miles we opted to head straight for Los Gatos. Sailing down wind makes for a nice relaxing day in contrast to Mondays wind. Despite Victor’s constant lure change and attention we’re having no luck with our fishing. We did have one big hook up as you see below. We caught a big panga with lobster and yellow tail. $20 bought us 3 tails and 8 nice fillets.
Los Gatos is where Kerry (our Australian friend) found an admirer in the local lobster fishermen. These guys reminded me of that day..
The anchorage always feels a lot like Lake Powell. Lots of red wind blown sandstone. Beaches are dark red sand.
The best view is on the ridge north of the anchorage with a trial on a razorback ridge that makes people very nervous due the 200’ cliff to the north. Great view but be careful. Victor didn’t like it at all while Leslie is like a mountain goat.
Elyse, our anchorage fisherwomen looking good while Dad removes the little rock fish. Early Thursday morning the anchorage is very rollie with a SE swell so I got up and moved us to the south end of the anchorage allowing everybody to sleep in till 9.. Things are getting pretty relaxed.
Thursday’s anchorage will be Agua Verde only 15 miles north. No wind today. A few miles out we have another big hook-up with a Agua Verde panga and sore 3 large filleted trigger fish which Victor turned in to a great ceviche.
Of course we had to take the girls to see a dusty Baja fishing village. Goats, cows & pigs live right with the villagers. Mia wanted to take a goat home with us.
Elyse & Mia now are having diving contest from the high deck and are always looking for judges. Looks like two 10 dives this time.
Lobster, fish and ceviche for dinner tonight.
Friday and we’re off for Isla Monserrate and the great snorkeling spot we dove with Bill & Carol. The yellow Tangs are still every where. As we pull anchor the dolphins above give us a show. You sould see the video of them jumping.
Ralph & Helen, our Seawind 1160 friends, join us in the anchorage for dinner. We caught 3 trigger fish for ceviche and two moray ells fight over the remains under the boat as we have dinner. That didn’t do much for my appetite. I DON’T like snakes.
Saturday morning and it’s time for a crew change Frankie has a big lower lip and Elyse and Mia can’t believe the week has flown by so fast. We’re all very proud of Elyse who has always gotten sea sick and made it the whole week without a problem. I’m sure the Rangel family is ready to come back next year.
Arriving at the Loreto marina, Dave, Kelly and Randy are waiting and ready for the next leg.. We’ll get provisions and head for Isla Coronados today..
All is well on Gato Loco
Until the next Update