2006 April 29th - May 19th
PM Wed, Motor sailing north toward Punta Chivato distination Santa
Rosilia, winds building from the E at 8kts at the moment. We should
go to "sail
the Chivato point. Weather was pleasantly cooler in Mulege than in
Conception Bay. We had winds off Baja all night making it pleasant
sleep, although we didn't get much as we liked thanks to the Suns
double OT win over the Clips. We almost gave it up after the first
OT and took a little time to chill after the win.
Steve and I motored over the Mulege shoal at high tide 3pm Tuesday with plenty
of water, a welcome change from our early shallow exit on the front side of
the cruise. We took advantage of the extreme high tide at sundown to motor
by dinghy up the river all the way in to Mulege, a mile and half inland. Not
much changes from the waterfront but there are many well kept american homes
and small fishing boats geared to navigate the shallow entrance.
Fishing pangas at sunsets
during our walk to El Patron for dinner.
Steve rated our El Patron dinner
an A+ maybe influenced by the drinks we started the evening with??
We had fish ceviche, fish tacos and chipolte scallops all highly recommended.
We checked out Bed & Breakfast
Casa Granada on our morning walk Wed just a short distance from the
anchorage on the south side of the river (www.casagranada.net). Looks
like an interesting place to stay on the river. A short distance
further up river we found the Hotel Sirena Cafe with meal service &
fast internet including a connection for your laptop. Another good
find. Met 2 guys from Germany & France who were looking for advice
on destinations. Conception Bay was our advice.
5 PM Wed, We set the anchor in front
of Marina San Rosilia after motoring by to see if there were
any end-ties available. Only one slip open so we anchored
in front with a small trimaran. Afternoon winds were steady
from the east at 9kts. With a single engine kicker we
made good way to San Rosilia. Not much wind in the
marina and we were glad when the sun retreated behind
the higher peaks. Got checked in/out
for early San Carlos departure tomorrow by cruiser Toby again.
Steve enjoyed talking to him about his hurricane Marty experience
at El Burro Beach. Yes Yes, I'm the one that locked
the only key to the ice freezer in the freezer (I guess it
felt a little warm). They will have to cut the lock off
tomorrow.. Steve and I walked 2 gas cans to the Pemex
station for gas and found the usual long line. What do you
do when you hand carry cans?? Stand in line with
the cars?? After a few line advances the attendant
waved us up and slipped us in fairly quickly getting his
tip he anticipated.
Shot of Marina Santa Rosilia as we head
to dinner. A little site seeing for Steve, his knee is still acting up
so not too much. Had dinner in a nice restaurant where we saw a group
of sailors from the marina eating. Most were eventually heading to
San Carlos but one boat planned on spending the summer in the Bay of
LA area (their 6th summer).
AM Thursday, pulled anchor at 6:15 and starting the crossing to San
Carlos our last leg of this cruise. light breeze (5kts) from the
north. 73 nautical miles and some clouds in front of
us. No boo-whoos in this update... Better
send this update while we have cell service.
the Next Update. The Gato Loco Crew..