Seawind Baja Rally #5 Begins
Sunday, May 5th
Full rally crew is on Gato Loco after picking up Frankie, Bill & Carol flying in from San Carlos. Dave and Ellen arrived last night. Frankie has another “only in Mexico” story. She arrived at the San Carlos airport and found her ticket had been cancelled. The flight was full so there was no room. Finally they convinced the Calafia staff to put Bill in the co-pilot seat and put Frankie on if they promised to pay when she arrive in Loreto. Frankie was the last person on the plane and had to lock the door latches. A little stressful but a happy ending.
Dave and Ellen happy to be on board. The gang back from the bar above.
Frankie & Carol shopping the Loreto Market.>>
Sunday night, our Seawind Superstar, Kurt hosts dinner at Porto Bello’s.
Kurt enjoying the evening and telling all you Seawind owners out there you should be at this rally.
Sunset from the restaurant.
Pedro, the restaurant owner, serves us dinner and then entertains us through out the evening.
< Gato Loco crew enjoys a beautiful evening. Thank you Kurt.
Ralph and Helen looking dapper..>>
<< Couldn’t been any better of an evening.
Monday, May 6th
Rally fleet off to Puerto Ballandra on Isla Carmen
Adios Puerto Escondido – Right. Crew arriving at the Nopolo resort for lunch. Good plan while we wait for wind.
Winds up for the afternoon sail to Ballandra. MoonDrifer left. Right Eric & Pam on Ded de Mar look smart approaching the anchorage – below.
Gill, We got a special visit from some of your friends. This is not Spot but she gave us a up close tail up solute. We all thought of you.
While this was going on there were over 1000 little dolphins feeding all around us. Ellen was so happy to see all the dolphins and ecstatic for our close up whale visit. A perfect first day sail for the rally.
Eric & Pam with Baja in the distance ^^^
Tonight we’re hosted on Rob & Char’s 60’ trawler for happy hour, going to be a good anchorage start to the Rally.
Pulling into the Ballandra Anchorage, there’s 15 boats and still room for us near where we anchored on our last visit. Weather perfect, going to be good sleeping.
Until the next Update.
😯 What happened to the co-pilot?? Did they just deflate him?!? 😯
I love “only in Mexico” stories…… Glad it all worked out and you are all together.
Happy all the crew (minus Rick) is there onboard for a week of Leg II. Frankie is a tough cookie she is woman….hear her roar??? 🙂 What a thrill for Ellen to see all the dolphins but a whale too!! Hugs to you all. Enjoy and just have fun!!
Oh my heart skipped a beat when I saw your photos!! How wonderful that you got the full tail salute from the whale!! I am sure that the word is out, amongst the whales, that Gato Loco is a friendly vessel!! I hope you have many more glorious sightings!
LOVED Frankie’s “only in Mexico” story! What an amazingly trusting friendly place we all live in!
Wonderful to see all the “Hoodlums” together!
Happy sailing from sunny UK!
All of you have a great time. Love Frankie’s Flight.All is well in Gallatin. Love you all Mom.
Hi guys. Been following your adventures. Great story about the plane ride over! Had they not let her on you should have called me as I flew into Guaymas Sunday. I would have been happy to fly Frankie across! Safe travels to all. Ted