leg 6, Brian’s 1st Update
|Heather and I drove to San Carlos on Friday and stayed in the groovy little 7 unit hotel Posada Del Desierto. This is the hotel everyone has stayed in when departing from San Carlos. Carlos, the hotel manager let us keep our car there and he also drove us to the airport in the morning. We flew to Loreto on a small plane that had only 4 people on board. Flying at 4000 feet gave us great opportunities to see the many pods of whales that reside in the Sea of Cortez, and we were not dissapointed!
Loreto was very quiet even for a Saturday. We strolled the streets and the malecon while waiting for Gato Loco to appear. They arrived in the afternoon, with huge smiles and stories to tell. We had dinner at La Palapa, caught up on the adventures, and headed to the boat to begin our own adventures!
Heather and Bill heading back to the anchorage after a great hike!
This spider had the greatest web system. There were many others in his family that had their own condos attached. Hmmmm, I wonder what the commission is per condo…
Our first day was a gentle motorsail to Isla Coronado. We followed in the footsteps of the Cholla ladies, with snorkling and hiking absorbing the day. Of course, there was Hearts and Backgammon to be won also. It was a very busy day with many things seen and experienced, actually, it is easier to list them, rather than go into detail. You may want to press us for the details when we return..here are some photo reminders..
What a beauty!! We had wine and cheese on this boat many years ago!!
Bill assisting with zipping Brian into Sally’s wet suit!
Sleep tight Mr. Whale…..
In no specific order..Brian wrestling into Sally’s wetsuit; whales; The “William B” (a 1943 tug from Newport Beach, muy chido!); Bill’s new vibrating Gillette razor..rrrrrrrrrrr! (girls, you left the boat too early!!); Whales..did I mention WHALES?! Yes, they were sleeping very near the boat breathing in gentle rythyms all night. I suffered no rib poking for my snoring, because my fellow mammal had me covered. Bill, Heather and I marvel and feel blessed to have had such gentle giants sharing our anchorage.