Craziness to serenity – Gato Loco departs on the Baja 2014 cruise
5 Am departure after a noisy (and still noisy) Easter night in Penasco. Now just the hum of the engines as we motor sail at 6.5 kt with the morning east wind.
Post office mug shots or is it the Leg 1 Crew… Debra, Terry, Ellen, RRR Dave and Lowell
Departing on Easter weekend can be very challenging. Samanta Santa is a huge holiday when Puerto Penasco is full of people with beaches packed and traffic insane. The hill had hundreds of cars watching the sand drags.
I said goodbye to Frankie and Neely at 8 a.m. Saturday morning driving to Rocky Point to meet the crew. Neely has sailed with us many a years at 14 she can no longer navigate the boat. We certainly miss her on the boat. An I espceially miss my bride who will be staying home this year to care for Neely.
Dave, and crew made it in 4ish and had the boat provisioned quickly.
Lots of details to finish before departing including attending a wedding in Cholla at sunset.
Congrats to Will and his new bride Kimberly.
Missing crew was collected from JJ’s Cantina after the wedding. After JJ’s refreshments we made it back to the boat before 10.
Looks to be a fun leg to San Carlos… Puerto Lobos here we come today…
Until the next update
Sorry we weren’t there this am to celebrate your departure. Fun memories last year. Safe sailing and can’t wait to hear about all your fun!!!!
Wow true to McCulley tradition a ton packed in before departure!!!! I predict naps for the crew! Enjoy it all!!!
Best wishes to everyone for another fantastic Gato Loco adventure. We’ll be following every post with great interest and even greater envy.
Bon Voyage – congratulations to Will and Kimberly. Sad about Neely – getting old is tricky!! Have a beautiful trip
Safe travels & fun times to you all. Be careful of the a chello if it is on board. Congrat to Will & Kimberly, beautiful wedding. Thanks to you Lowell for always for keeping us all up to date on the yearly adventures of Gato Loco. Hugs to Franie & Neely