Tracks to Santa Rosalia
Friday May 5th
Up early after Bill’s birthday party for a walk on Salsipudes. The island is pretty flat making it possible to get a good walk in. There’s lots of talk on what we would do if we were stranded on the island. The conscience was they would eat me. Not sure I’m up for that plan.
You can see another view of our anchorage in the photo above. On our back to the boat John got checked out on running the dinghy.
We’ve sent out our humpback video already but here are some details of the day that gave us the special encounter. Winds were light as we sailed south to Bahia San Francisquito 20 miles south. Pretty uneventful and it looked like we would arrive early and then to the west we spotted a huge bird feeding frenzy and Bill spotted the first humpback tail. Winds were light now so we motored into the area for Bill’s drone launch. First attempts only got marginal glimpses of the two whales working the area but after a bit of time Bill was able to anticipate the surfaces and he got some great shots. The rest is documented well in the video.
Bahia San Francisquito
Anchor down 4ish means we have time on our hands. Our anchorage is a slot you can see in the Google earth view. There’s a small resort on the beach a mile southeast of the anchorage so we head there walking in hopes of scoring a fresh fish dinner. The last 1/4 mile of the walk is down the local runway and we see a plane setting near the resort. Things at the resort (resort is a stretch) are pretty much in disrepair but we found the local family in the kitchen ready to cook and cold beer in the frig. Time to chill and enjoy some beach time with a cold one.. Soon after arriving John from Oregon and owner of the plane on the runway joins up. Him and his lady friend Sue are on a tour of Baja by plane. Very nice visit with them as we enjoyed a yummy fish taco dinner. He has years of flying around Baja and we share lots of interesting stories.
Bill and John returning from his plane where they fetched some insect repellent wrist bands. Gato Loco John posed for a picture with his fish he DID NOT catch. Nice try! Finally group photo before getting a ride back to the anchorage.
Saturday May 6th.
We up at 5AM for our 80 mile sail south to Santa Rosalia. Forecast is for more wind today. Soon after rounding Punta San Gabriel and heading south we get buzzed by John and Sue heading the Gonzaga resort. It caught us by surprise so we didn’t get a photo.
As you can see in the video below we did have good winds sailing south.
Until the next update.
Hola amigos y amigas! Welcome to day 7. As I end my first week at sea I have learned some important lessons.
1. Do not try to cook lunch during a squall. It makes you a little green in the gills.
2. It only takes a 30 minute hike up a mountain for Bill I to decide that as much as we love him if need be we will have to kill and eat Lowell. Bill thought because of his age he my be tough but I assure him that with the proper marinate he would taste great.
3. Fish hate me. I am basically fishing kryptonite. If any of you vegans are worried about the fish in the sea of Cortez fear not. They are safe bin my hands.
Having a great time rough seas and all. Santa Rosalie was incredible. Great architecture and very nice people. Stopped by the firehouse and a FF named Humberto gave me his badge. His freaking badge! I’m sending a shirt back for him will Lowell. Things could not be better! My older brothers and I are having a blast every where we go and meeting some of the nicest, quirkiest fellow travelers. I cant wait for week 2!
Until next time………Teefy Out!!
p.s. Frankie, I’m really sorry that we may have to dine on Lowell. We’ll make it up to you later. Maybe a nice bottle of wine or something.
Our home for the night in Santa Rosalia