Monthly archives for November, 2013

Adios Cabo! Heading into the Sea of ...

Adios Cabo!  Heading into the Sea of Cortez!!
We are sailing north into the Sea of Cortez today, bound for Los Failes.  We likely won’t have internet until we reach Mazatlan in as little as a week or as long as three.  We will be fishing and diving in the warm waters and finally spending some time just relaxing and resting on the boat; Cabo has worn us out! We have really enjoyed P [...]

Baja Pictures!!

Baja Pictures!!
As promised, here are some of the best pictures we have from our trip from San Diego to Cabo. Sunset first night out of Ensenada Fuel pier in Bahia Tortugas Dinner with Green Panther!  Fresh Ahi! Our route from Bahia Tortugas to Bahia Santa Maria Enjoying fresh lobster and tuna in Bahia Santa Maria with Green Panther! Dinghy e [...]

Thanksgiving – Cabo Style

Thanksgiving – Cabo Style
Hey Everyone, We sailed in to Cabo on Monday afternoon and anchored right off the white sand beach smack dab in the middle of party central!  The music was blaring “shots! shots! shots!”, jet ski’s buzzing within 5 feet of Ellie, pangas, sport fishing boats, cruise ships, paddle boards, kayaks, swimmers!  It was insanity and [...]

Float Plan 11/24 – Mag Bay to C...

Float Plan 11/24 – Mag Bay to Cabo
Buenos Dias! The winds shifted to the east and made the anchorage untenable.  We are under sail headed out of Mag Bay as of 0900 MT / 1600 Z.  We are bound for Cabo San Lucas.  170 nm.  We expect to be in no later than Tuesday afternoon. Winds are forecast from the E and NE at 15 knots so we are expecting a glorious sail south with breeze off [...]

We’re in Bahia Magdelena!

We’re in Bahia Magdelena!
We had an awesome sail into Bahia Magdelena today from Bahia Santa Maria.  We had breakfast, brought the anchor up and pointed Ellie’s bow south.  We were expecting benign conditions because the GRIBs and weather fax were calling for less than 10 knots.  Not exactly what happened…. An 18-25 knot SW wind quickly filled in and we we [...]

Paradise Found!

Paradise Found!
Another panga came up and wanted to trade for more lobster.  He was asking for candy for his child or batteries.  We remembered that we had this jar of gummy lobsters that Alyssa’s Grandmother had given us.  We thought it was hilarious to trade gummy lobsters for three real spiny lobsters! haha We threw three more in the boiler and invi [...]

Lobster in Exchange for Batteries!

Lobster in Exchange for Batteries!
Buenos Dias! We awoke this morning to a panga approaching alongside.  Two fisherman with a large bucket of fresh longosta (lobster)!  After greeting each other in spanish, they asked if we wanted to trade for some longosta – sure!  All they wanted was some AA batteries.  I went down below and grabbed 6 batteries and they gave us two lon [...]

Sleigh Ride Down the Baja Coast! Anc...

Sleigh Ride Down the Baja Coast!  Anchored in Bahia Santa Maria!
We made it to Bahia Santa Maria!  250 nautical miles in 50 hours.  We estimated it would take us three days but we did it in two!  We had a strong NW wind 15 – 20 knots for most of the passage and only ran the engine the first night when the wind died to less than 6 knots.  The first day we sailed with the code zero gennaker and made 6 [...]

Anchored in Bahia San Bartolome (Turt...

Anchored in Bahia San Bartolome (Turtle Bay) after 3 days and 300 nautical miles at sea!
We are swinging at anchor in the south west side of Turtle Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico, a few hundred yards from a small fishing village.  We arrived this morning under sail after three days at sea. We departed Ensenada Tuesday at noon, raised sail, rounded Cabo Punta Banda and rode a fresh 20 knot NNW wind for two days without turning o [...]

We are Officially Cleared in to Mexic...

We are Officially Cleared in to Mexico!  Leaving Ensenada Tomorrow!
Hey everyone!  We sailed into Ensenada yesterday morning after motor-sailing through the night over glassy seas.  The sunrise was gorgeous, Alyssa snapped some great pics that I posted at the end of this post.   Yesterday we spent the day exploring town and sampling all the amazing tacos pescados (fish tacos) while listening to live music on [...]

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