Agua Verde to Pureto Escondido
A special thanks to Richard for his wonderful updates. It’s very interesting to bring someone who travels the world to see our Sea of Cortez and see them enjoy it immensely. The absence of civilization makes Baja and the Sea of Cortez very special compared to the rest of the world. I’m sure everybody found Richard’s rich depictions very enjoyable. He plans on expanding his writing and submitting an article to an Australian photo journal. What an honor to have my photos accompany his writing. Thank you Richard…
Leg 3 crew Frankie, Lowell, Neely, Kerry & Richard at Bahia Agua Verde>>
It’s now Sunday morning and we’ve made our mother’s day wishes by phone and then the crew is off to Loreto 20 minutes north to drop Richard off on his way to New York where he will celebrate his daughter’s graduation from a fashion university. Kerry will be staying on with us to La Paz and will help Frankie along with the new crew members Bob and Chris Sanders fetch provision for the cruise south 120 miles south to La Paz. I received orders to stay with the boat and spare Neely a ride in Pee Wee to Loreto. What a great idea especially since the local Puerto Escondido fleet is having a pot luck brunch just on the deck above Gato Loco setting on the Singlar dock. The thought of Bloody-Marys was the final incentive. Richard’s final farewell comment was “staying for Bloody-Marys instead of shopping was right out of my play book”. Neely and I had a great time..
We arrived in Puerto Escondido last night near sunset after a light wind sail north from Agua Verde. Being the last day of Leg 3 for Richard and Kerry, we sailed when possible to stretch the day making a final stop on Isla Danzante’s Honeymoon cove. Setting at anchor or our final happy hour we reminisced back to my 40th birthday cruise when we had a whale swimming with us in the anchorage at sunset and squid feeding on bait fish around the boat most of the night. The only disappointment for leg 3 was not spotting whales. Over nighting at Agua Verde turned out to be the icing on the cake for leg 3 allowing the crew to walk amoungst a small fishing village which is truly Baja. Yesterday before departing, we all got our share of exercise walking the hillside trails surrounding the anchorage, a perfect opportunity for photos of our well protected anchorage. The trail over the north hillside took down to the next date palm covered beach oasis past a local cemetery in ruins from the harsh environment.
It’s hard to believe another leg has come to a close. .
Leg 4 new crew members Bob and Chris arrive back to Gato Loco after a last minute run for ice before departing south towards La Paz >>>
Lowell for the Gato Loco Crew.
Leg 4 is officially starting.
Leg 1 April 11-19, Crew: Lowell, Bill, Dave – Puerto Penasco to San Carlos
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