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Loomba-Loomba gets hauled out.........

We opted for the Marina Real dry storage in San Carlos this year for several reasons:
-There is a marina right there (with water and electricity)
 so we could get Loomba-Loomba all ready to go while she was still in
 the water.
-They don't use a travel-lift with slings that could scratch the hull,
 instead they use a hydraulic trailer.
-It's a smaller dry storage yard than the other two yards in the area.
-For the last few days when the sails took over our berth we could
stay in the same condo we stayed in last fall and winter and this yard
is closer to the condo.
-We didn't want to have to deal with Domingo the painter and be
reminded of our very frustrating and stressful fall and winter in Guaymas.

We spent about four hours in the boat yard doing the last minute stuff and left San Carlos early the next morning, June 25th.

Bahia Concepcion

After San Juanico we headed north to Bahia Concepcion. We had only spent a few days there in the Santispac anchorage in 2011 so we were looking forward to exploring the rest of the bay.  Our plan was to stay for awhile and then go to Punta Chivato to wait for a good weather window to cross the Sea of Cortes to Guaymas/San Carlos.

San Juanico

From San Juanico we headed north to Bahia Concepcion.

Candeleros through Isla Coronados

While in Candeleros we found out we are going to be grandparents!  Kelsey and RL are having a baby boy. Due date 12/13/13. We are thrilled! We are not sure what that means for our cruising plans yet, but we are sure  we will be going home for Christmas this year. After a couple of days in PE we headed back out to Bahia Marquer
 on Isla Carmen.

These dolphins appeared unexpectedly. They swam with us as we were heading back to our anchorage in Bahia Marquer after fishing.  We were in the dinghy!

What do you do all day? Don’t you get bored?

A lot of people ask us these questions.We actually stay pretty busy and no, we never seem to get bored.
When we are out cruising: -Although there is no “typical day” we have established somewhat of a routine when we are out cruising. We usually get up around 7 am, make coffee, do the previous days dishes, and listen to the two daily radio nets on the SSB radio that give a weather report and let cruising boats check in to give their location and the weather where they are.Everything we do depends on weather (mostly wind direction and velocity, but also the sea state) so this is a very important part of the day. The nets are usually over around 8:30 and that’s when we decide if we are going to stay where we are or move to a different anchorage.If we are moving we usually pull up the anchor around 9 am. If we are staying we spend some time tidying up the boat and then go for a hike, a kayak, beachcombing, fishing, snorkeling or exploring in the dinghy. We head back to the boat for lunch,…