May 16 as the cruise starts
Easy crossing start with light winds from the north. Frankie and I try out the new selfie stick and below we enjoy our first parfait of the cruise. This is just an introduction to what Lynnie and Jeffrey have in store for meal plans.
Below we had a hitchhiker for hours before he (she) flew off northward. Just wonder where she might be headed.
Yellowtail ceviche lunch caught by the jugs crew (Ladies fishing team for the Cholla fishing tournament).
Smooth sailing until mid afternoon.
Afternoon winds slowly built from the SE as the afternoon progressed. Looks like we will arrive in San Felipe 4:30, an 11 hour motor sail across.
It’s Saturday night, San Felipe should be fun..
Homes on the beach just south of the marina.
Fonatur marina is the same typical we see in San Rosalia, Puerto Escondido and Penasco. A radio call and the staff quickly assisted us at the fuel dock. There were slips available at 6 pesos/ft so we’re in for the night hanging with all the military and large private fishing boats.
The commercial dock was full of shrimpers and one of the big fishing charter boats with stakes pongas loaded on the back deck.
Weather is overcast and we have jackets on as we head to town by taxi.
Tomorrow is new moon and the harbor is showing sand shoals on the sides but the entrance and fuel dock have 13’ of water. The walkway to the docks is steep and would be good for exercising… Lynnie stands at the top catching her breath from the climb up.
In town the malacon is rocking as usual. Looks like lots of beach campers and shoppers. It’s Jeffrey and Lynnie’s first visit so we walked the entire 1/4 malacon and finally settled on dinner at the seafood place the cabie suggested.
May 17th Sunday morning and the boat is on a early wakeup schedule (5:30)
After studying the weather we see a major wind event coming in Monday afternoon and night and decide we need to be in Gonzaga today and then decide to hang there for the wind or head on Puerto Refugio.. Heading out of the San Felipe harbor 6ish seas are light swell at 1 foot allowing us to fix breakfast as we motor south..
Gonzaga here we come.. Until the next update… Gato Loco crew all good.
What a hoot! Enjoying following your trip; be safe!
Happy sailing, lucky you guys, to have such great chefs on board! Enjoy!
Hi Lowell & Frankie – wonderful to see Gato Loco off on another of its adventures. Kerry & I will enjoy it from afar and hope we can join you again one of these days. Congratulations on the successful re-powering. Looking at the photos, I can’t believe how terrific Gato Loco looks – definitely proving that using & loving & maintaining a boat is what it takes to keep it like new. Best wishes for a wonderful 2015 cruise.
Jeffrey and Lynne,
Lynne looks relaxed. What are you guys cooking? Looks good. Looks like you are having a good time. Have more fun.
Looks like a lot of fun and that Yellowtail ceviche – wow!! Hopefully you run into Don Julio tonight. Then post lots of pictures!!
Keep the photos and updates coming! Those of us slaving away at the office are enjoying following your excursion. Have a great time!!!