Kruising with the Kostas

27 April 2012 | La Paz
20 April 2012 | Agua verde
13 April 2012 | Conception Bay
10 April 2012 | Santa Rosalia
06 April 2012 | Santa Rosalia
29 March 2012 | Ballandra 16mi N of Escondido
23 March 2012 | Puerto Ballendra
12 March 2012 | La Paz
04 March 2012 | La Paz
21 February 2012 | La Paz
12 February 2012 | La Paz area
05 February 2012 | La Paz area island
28 January 2012 | La Paz/Bahia San Gabriel
22 January 2012 | La Paz
18 January 2012 | La Paz
12 January 2012 | Muertos
07 January 2012 | what ever
06 January 2012 | Cabo
26 December 2011 | same
25 December 2011 | same!!!!!

Back at La Paz

27 April 2012 | La Paz
George Kosta
Had a great trip back to La Paz from Escondido. Caught my first trigger fish at Agua Verde and it made for great chevchi. Went to El Gato this time and the red rock bluffs were amazing. Last night at anchor was at Isla San Francisco where we stayed on the way up. Finally met up with Chuck and Linda on Jacaranda as they were on the other side of the island, a nice touch to our last anchorage! Today our delivery captain will stop by to go over the boat and tomorrow we fly back. First to LA, where we rented a car to drive back to San Diego. The weather is now warming up here, hard to leave! View photos

leaving Escondido

20 April 2012 | Agua verde
George
Leaving Escondido after a nice visit with friend Jon Ricksford from San Diego. Jon charters his 46ft sailboat out of here. ( Shelterislandsailing.com ). Also played bongos with Pedro the store owner here at the marina. On to Agua Verde today for a day , then Los Gatos, Isla San Francisco, Caleta Partida and then La Paz by the 24th. May not have internet until La Paz. Weather is warming up which is nice. No maor fish catches lately but we still have some in the freezer for cheviche and shushi. Soon we'll be back home?

Back at Conception in El Burro

13 April 2012 | Conception Bay
George Kosta
We left Santa Rosalia and made it to Santo Domingo on Wednesday. Had a great night there and then at 4am, a swell developed and set us rocking. We were planning on getting up at 6am to head to San Juanico some 45mi south. We headed out only to find huge 5ft swells at 4 sec! Ugh, hightailed it back to El Burro at Conception and will be here probably until Tuesday am to head south again. At least we have internet here at a resturant next bay over and nice beach resturants to go to. Bobos ( small flies ) are driving us nuts at times. They don't bite but fly in your nose and ears and are around in the daytime only. Didn't plan on the delay but it's not a bad place to be stuck in for a few days. Can't do pics as bandwith is small here

More Santa Rosalia

10 April 2012 | Santa Rosalia
George Kosta
We stayed another day at Santa Rosalia due to forcast winds and we wanted to see the museum at the old mining office. Had a nice kicked back day and tomorrow will head south to Punta Chivato. View Photos

Concepcion to Santa Rosalia

06 April 2012 | Santa Rosalia
George Kosta
After catching all those fish in Escondido and getting our windless fixed, we headed back north once again. We went to Ballandra once again and then finally to Concepcion for a few days. Ate at some nice palapa resturants and watched the jet skis go by. It is a big holiday week so a lot of families were camped out on the beaches. Had a few windy days but not bad. Didn't catch anything to mention. Continued on to Rosalia with a stop at a nice long beach that Linda and I along with our friends Dana and Micah on Audacious had a great beach bonfire party. We all collected drift wood for the fire and had hotdogs cooked over the fire. The beach had tons of shell pieces and rocks that had been polished from the wave action over time. A full moon rose at 7pm and it was amazing. After we went back to our boats around 9pm, we could hear dolphin feeding near the boats. You could hear them exhale when they came up and see there dorsal fins in the moonlight. What a night! Now we are in Santa Rosalia and walked around town a bit. It has all this big machinery around from when they used to mine copper here. Trolled all the way here with no luck. View Photos

Back on course

29 March 2012 | Ballandra 16mi N of Escondido
George Kosta
We went back to Escondido to get our windlass motor fixed and all went well. AND....at anchor there in the bay, I caught some of the best fish yet on this trip!
I caught two 6lb red snappers, one 6lb Corvina, and this morning, a 10lb Sierra which is one of the best fish for ceviche. I got it on a light tackle outfit and it was quite a fight! At one point , it took out almost all the line and I thought I would lose it. What a great fish and some will be fish tacos tonight and Linda is making fresh corn tortillas right now. Holy Cow. See the pics. So now we are headed north once again before returning to La Paz. This has been some of the best times yet. View Photos
Vessel Name: Appaloosa
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter 450 cc
Hailing Port: San Diego
Crew: George and Linda Kosta
About: husband and wife
Extra: We're both Pisces
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at La Paz
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Abreojos to Cabo
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the long passage to Turtle Bay
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Leaving San Diego for Coronado Islands then on to Ensenada
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Who: George and Linda Kosta
Port: San Diego