Don Juan Instead
Thursday May 21st (Still Red Nose Day)
Bees started invading the boat so we decided to head to Bay of LA with winds still blowing in the 17kt range, good for sailing. Rounding the corner and heading SW towards the Bay and we see nothing but whitecaps ahead.. Before long it’s time to change plans and head for the Don Juan anchorage to hold up until this blow passes.
We’re sailing with just the jib headsail on a broad reach and before long winds are hitting 35kts as we run to get some protection behind Isla La Ventana from seas coming over the cabin. Don Juan is only 5 miles ahead so soon things will be calm.
The Don Juan anchorage is one of the best huricane holes in the Sea of Cortez and entering the anchorage gave us instant calm water. One boat is anchored in the middle of the anchorage in front of the shoal slot facing west.
Anchor down 10ish and Lynnie is organizing a beach clammy party while the tide is out. Clams are in clusters and soon we have a half a bucket and a few nice size crabs. Looks like we will be having a nice dinner tonight.
<<< Frankie loves her Red Nose and poses with Wilson our trusty nightlight
Time to meet our anchorage friends..
Roland & Jocelyn sailing Croix-du-sud 2 are from Switzerland sailing a 18 meter aluminum round the world racer made in northern France in 1985. Afternoon coffee on their boat led to evening clams, dinner and lots of wine and we finally topped off the night with some 1942 Don Julio tequila.
After last night’s rough night we’re going to sleep great.
Hoping to head to Bay of LA tomorrow
Until the next Update