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Showing posts from April, 2012

La Paz to Puerto Escondido

We left La Paz on 4/13 and met Anna at Play Bonanza on Isla Espiritu Santo  – about 20 miles from La Paz.

The following morning we took off early and had a great sail all the way up to San Evaristo where we waited out a northerly for 4 days.  It’s a nice protected anchorage, but it was cold – air temp got down to 59 in the morning and water was 68.  

One morning it was calm enough to head across to Punta Salinas  on Isla San Jose (4 miles) for a day trip.

On 4/18 we made an early morning departure and motored to Punta San Telmo – 47 miles.  It was like someone had turned the switch – no wind, no clouds, warm air and water temp was rising. We absolutely loved San Telmo. We were the only boat there. The snorkeling was great, good beachcombing, perfect weather and warm and clear water (got up to 76 while we were there), plus the view was awesome-AND Chrissy caught her first yellowtail while trolling in the dinghy!

La Cruz through La Paz

We left La Cruz on March 29, had a pleasant night anchored at Punta de Mita, and left for San Blas at 6:30am. It was a great day of sailing – hard on the wind and then close reaching in flat seas – doing 6-7 knots in 12-15 knots of wind. These two boobies were hanging around the boat for about an hour.
We arrived in Mantanchen Bay (by San Blas) about 4:30 PM where there was a major swell rolling in and the surfers were in heaven (when the surf is up the break is about a mile long – apparently it’s in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest surf break) . Jim borrowed a board from Wildflower and actually caught  some waves and then we surfed a few in the dinghy!

 Surfing the waves in the dinghy (hard to tell the size from these pictures and movie)
We spent two nights in Mantanchen Bay and left for Mazatlan at 7:30 am on April 1st. It is an overnight passage. We had some great sailing until about 11:30 pm when we had to turn the engine on. The rest of the way was quite rolly and…