San Carlos to Puerto Penasco June 15 - 22 2005
After working with GlobalStar yesterday to get sat phone operation their internet gateway phone # is not working today. Guillermo gave me a ride to the e-cafe. Two margs didn't leave me in the best condition to send emails! Hope it made it!. Back at Guillermo's for dinner and back to the boat for some hearts before crashing.
Sunday June 19
Early morning today... fishing
boats started launching at sunrise and we're anchored to
close (so much for sleeping late). Off for provisions before heading
to Puerto Refugio 38 kms north. We need food, water and some gas to
We're heading north in the channel between Isla Angel de la Guarda where Baja tidal currents can be huge. We started with good wind while Walt reeled in a yellowtail for dinner. Ran spinnaker until 2 when winds went flat and a 2 1/2 kt current on our nose forced some serious motoring. We' er going to find some tidal infor for future trips. 2 1/2 kt going our way would be much better. Arriving in Refugio we talked to a boat down from Penasco. Family of 5 who have a house in Cholla and keep their boat at Mr. Fish.
Anchored south end of east bay Puerto Refugio.
Water clarity not as good for snorkeling as Salsipuedes but much warmer. Hit the beach for some exercise.
Lots of cliff erosion, I would guess from Hurricane Marty. I heard she came from the north with an almost direct hit here.
Monday June 20
Headed across to Bahia Tepoca at 7 after some morning swimming. Light winds from the north. Expecting a shift from SW for a broad reach hopefully fast cruise back to the Sonoran coast. 56 kms indicated on GPS. We're hoping to arrive in time to go ashore and explore. We've been here once before but didn't have time to check it out.
get this email you know we have the Sat phone up and working
Until the next update… The Gato Loco Crew