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Cruising with the crew of CALOU on the Baja Ha-ha and Pacific Puddle Jump
Las Partida
Bruce
10/27/2006

Leaving La Paz, we spent one glorious day and very rolly night at Bahia de Gallo on Isla Espiritu Santos. The cove was a dead calm in the afternoon, but about 3 a.m. the winds picked up with about 15 knots of wind. 3 foot waves rolled into the anchorage and we got almost no sleep.

As the sun got up, we set sail north on the Sea of Cortez to Las Partida, a gap between the two islands of Ispiritu Santos. We sailed a bit, then motored as the winds were on the nose.

Partida is an excellent natural harbor, well protected from the winds from nearly every direction. We spent the day swimming, and cooked T bone steaks marinated in ancho chile sauce for dinner.

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Hanging Out at Avalon
Bruce
10/26/2006

After spending a night at the tiny village of Two Harbors (pop. 150), Catalina Island, we sailed south to the relatively bustling Avalon, also on the island, arriving around 5 pm. The temperatures are balmy and the water is warm too, and crystal clear. We'll spend another day and a half in this idyllic place before heading for San Diego.

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passage to Catalina
Bruce
10/25/2006

We left Santa Barbara harbor this morning at about 7 am this morning. We're on our way to Catalina island right now; we had to motor until about 3PM but then the wind picked up and we're now doing a broad reach in 15 knots of wind under genoa. Boat speed is a pretty good 7.5 knots. At this rate our ETA at Catalina Island is predicted to be about 9:00 PM.

Last night we went with John's friend Will, who is an underwater photographer, for a slide show exposition at Petrini's, a nice little Italian restaurant in Santa Barbara. The slides were fantastic. Will also lent us fishing gear and gave us lots of advice. We put two lures in the water, and lost one when it snagged some kelp. No bites yet on the other lure. Will did mention that we'd need lots of lures!

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Bye-Bye Club
10/25/2006

Taken a week ago when they finally got away

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Departing From CYC
10/25/2006

Taken by DG Tilton from Enigma with Leslie Freed on the day of Calou's departur

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Check your Equipment
10/25/2006

Maybe not the way we meant it, but surely a good way to pass the time

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Fishing for Compliments?
10/25/2006

Lookin good

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Santa Barbara
10/24/2006

Beautiful and exciting Santa Barbara beckons

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