Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Attempted to leave for Los Frailes on Sunday 11/28 and had a glorious sail for 2 hours going north in 15 to 18 knot winds and 4-5 foot seas. Then the winds increased to 30+ knots and seas built to 8-10 feet and we couldn't make any headway into the wind...so we did the logical thing and turned back to San Jose del Cabo. So we have spent 2 days socializing with other cruisers and doing maintenance. 2 other boats came into the harbor yesterday that were trying to get to Los Frailes also and couldn't due the the high winds and sea state. So we have decided to just cross the south end of the Sea of Cortez and go to Mazatlan. Winds and swells look favorable.
Posted by talaria at 6:51 AM
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Yesterday we rode our bikes into San Jose del Cabo for fresh produce. A terrible rain storm blew in and we didn't have to take a shower. Just rinse the sand off the back of our legs when we dismounted the bikes. Rick made a great Italian dinner with fresh baked bread we shared with neighboring sailors. They had a nice bottle of wine and good advice since they have sailed these waters 3 times before. We will be stopping at similar ports and will connect again. They loaned Rick a tool he needs to change out the engine starter.
Success! Rick was able to replace the engine starter with the help of a Mexican mechanic with skinny arms to reach into a tight spot, accessing a hidden bolt. It is a beautiful sunny day today making it easier to do the laundry. Hand washing 2 weeks worth is good exercise for me. I stomp on the clothes for agitation for both the wash and rinse cycles while I do upper arm exercises with an elastic band. Then while I wring them out I do yoga positions with my legs for stretching exercise. The Mexican Navy has been at the end our dock all afternoon with their AK47 rifles and they haven't even shot at the crazy laundry lady.
Posted by talaria at 1:14 PM
Thursday, November 24, 2011
|whale sightings are wonderous|
|Snoball got her sea legs after 1 day|
|Rick's first catch, yellowtail|
|Private anchorage Bahia Sant Maria|
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Posted by talaria at 4:37 PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
|Our beloved Ruckus tow boat|
|sailing under the Coronado Bridge|
Posted by talaria at 3:49 PM