Winds have us hunkering down in Puerto Escondido
Our northern winds continued through the night and waves are still rolling through the anchorage. Steve is leaving Gato Loco today after 11 days on board. I’m heading to Loreto with him to do some provisions. No way can our little dinghy get us to shore without soaking his bags so we hailed the water taxi. In the picture above you can see why we needed a taxi.
Steve gets a little emotional as we depart
Late day sunset >>>>>>>
We shared a taxi with Guy on Stray Cat and some of our Phoenix Lake Pleasant sailing club friends that chartered a mooring 443 out of La Paz. Winds in Loreto aren’t that noticeable and is actually very nice to set in an outdoor cafe recommended by Debra at La Daminia where Steve was staying the night before flying out on Tuesday.
Before leaving this morning we had a quick Seawind Rally radio meeting. Everybody plans on staying on their boats and stand watch. Weather permitting we’re all heading to Isla Carmen Bahia Salinas with a long white sand beach, good anchoring and a wreck to snorkel dive tomorrow (Tuesday).
Tuesday morning… We’re getting anxious to head out to the island. Winds is still with us but has backed to acceptable level. After nets we plan on pulling up to the fuel dock and exit Puerto Escondido.
A little challenging at the fuel dock with winds 18kt onto the dock. Decided to us a little dinghy assist to get the bow into the wind. Alls well on Gato Loco. We’re off to Isla Carmen FINALLY…
Leg 2 crew as we head out to the island
Until the next update
Scotty the friendliest dog at Loreto Fest….
Beautiful Loreto!! Glad the wind is starting to calm down! Hope you have a wonderful Leg Dos!! Did ya take any under water shots while snorkeling?? Happy sailing! xox
grettings from puerto vallarta! love you
-alysha and mom
Oh, I can feel it, smell it, taste it!!!! I am really there in spirit… those wonderful long sails, surprises, winds, even the worms are great!!!! Enjoy
Love Love Love Scotty!!!!!! Of course!!! Where is that beautiful table setting? Glad the wind is calming down enough to have a great sail to the Islands. Neely says do a swim for her. May the wind be at your back. Love you
I agree Frankie…I want that table setting!!
Hey Mateys! I am land locked at the moment, as Roger Hines care giver. He is my high school sweetheart that I reconnected with after 50 years. He received a Pig Aorta to replace his very clogged one. Like Brian, he is doing so well…..drinking apple juice and eating yogurt, 24 hrs. after surgery. He loves to read your blogs so I have forwarded them on to him. I always look forward to your blogs! I am with you vicariously….keep spreading your sailing wings. Judy Alford
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL!
Approaching Isla Coronados and Bill birthday party night. He’s had an awesome day walking the salt mine, diving the wreck, flying the spinnaker and even hooking up a fish but not landed. I’ll keep you posted on how tonight goes..
BTW the table setting is from restaurant Canipole on east side of the mission where we had dinner Kerry and the Ausies.. It’s such a authentic and friendly place.. I have many other cool pics from there.. We’ll have internet tonight in the anchorage. Talk more…
I knew Frankie would love Scotty. He walked around with a ball in his mouth all weekend.
:twisted:Happy Birthday, Bill!!!! Let’s see, you’re two years younger than me making you 37….:evil: