06 March 2011 | La Cruz Marina
D & D
Picture is of us setting up the tow; notice the fog we ran into at 7 AM that morning.
We arrived in La Cruz around 7 and our dear friends dropped the tow line and a panga with 3 men picked it up and pulled us safely to a dock near the haul out station. We are thrilled to have made it without any further events - for example, the winds today are 20+ knots and that could have spelled trouble for us, given our boat's condition. We are frantically cleaning up the boat, pulling personal items off and getting it ready for inspections. Interesting, I clearly saw the whale's back as he left and he was covered with barnacles. What we see on the edges and bow of our boat are deep scratches, where we went over his top. We had just had the boat pulled out, scrubbed and repainted on the bottom, before the trip.
We will not be racing in the regatta with our friends. . . too much at this time, though we will attend some of the parties. We have a cute hotel in Buserias and will stay there, flying home to Spokane on Saturday the 12th. Once we get settled, I plan to write more of the adventure and Darryl and I will certainly answer any questions, anyone might have. We have some fabulous pictures of our rescue and towing but not of the whale. . .darn, we just didn't have the camera ready. . . I'll post next time we have a minute.