Seawind Magic Tale 1
Sunday May 6th
The new Gato Loco crew has arrived. Oh boy.. I got a ride to the airport with a Canadian sailor living on his boat here in Puerto Escondido for the past 3 years. Arriving a little late I found them at the airport bar drinking bloody marys. No stress there.
Their travels went smoothly having fun in Cholla Friday night and Saturday morning. Driving to Hermosillo they came across Mader & McQueen from one of the Cars movies driving in one of the small villages. This photo is for Preston who loves the cars. Right.. Frankie and Bill set in the front seats on Aero Calafia on the layover in San Carlos. Flying across the Sea they could see whales breaching near Isla Coranodos, our last anchorage before heading to Puerto Escondido for Loreto Fest. The Loreto Fest activities were winding down as they got settled in on Gato Loco. Oh, yes, Kaboo is with Bill..
Sunday evening was the official opening of the Seawind Rally with Kurt & Laurie hosting a happy hour and dinner at a place they’ve discovered called Coyote Village. It’s a new hostel style place with very interesting owners and great place to have our party. Crews from MoonDrifter, Barramundi, Kat Kan Do and Gato Loco were there along with some of Kurt’s customers that have a small trimaran.
As you can see in the pictures above, it’s a very interesting place with a tree house room, hot tub & pool.
One of many photos of the Rally group I’m sure. Our after dinner entertainment was Steve & Pam’s photo slideshow of their winter in Mexico, down the Pacific, mainland (Puerto Vallarta) and the Sea of Cortez. Seeing the photos has got us thinking that Gato Loco needs to head down the mainland for the winter SOON..
Monday May 7th … The Rally starts with 14 kts at our back heading north to Isla Coronados where the crew had seen whales breaching as they flew over arriving. We’re hoping to see them in the anchorage.
Nice spinnaker ride north. She popped out as we left Escondido and flew untouched to Loreto where we needed to stop for ice and let Steve stop by and visit a local friend, Kevin.
Beach Party Hors d’oeuvres and happy hour was planned but winds are still blowing in the anchorage so Helen & Ralph on MoonDrifter invited us to enjoy the evening with them..
Bill prepared Ralph’s favorite, hot dogs wrapped with bacon with pineapple for that extra flavor… Yum, and Ralph had his share and then some..
Very nice way to start the Rally.. Good sail north, cool breeze in the anchorage, very nice evening on MoonDrifter and an awesome light show as we dinghy back to Gato Loco.. The picture right is the Phosphorescence light show from the motor heading back to Gato Loco.. The fish are glowing below the boat for our late night entertainment.
Until the next update…