From Bahia Santa Maria To Cabo San Lucas
28 November 2010
Bienvenidos amigos de Cabo San Lucas. I'm still learning this system and am posting remotely so again no photo, but we will post an album soon. Honest. We had a pretty aggressive passage from Bahia Santa Maria to Cabo, more wind than we expected, Mark said it topped at 30 on his watch, but mostly in the 22-28 range and kinda bumpy and wet too. Anyway, we made good time, departing BSM Thursday at 0530 hrs. and arrived arrived CSL on Friday at 1500 hrs. and sailed almost the entire leg, which by GPS was 197 nm considering the long jibes we put in. It didn't really get warm until we were about half way down from BSM to Cabo, BSM wasn't as cool as say Turtle Bay but it didn't start feeling like summer until about 40 nm up the coast, but we're here! Bill, we finally made it to the land of summer.
Did I tell you the man can cook? Mark prepared a turkey breast with real mashed potatoes, gravy,cranberry sauce and vegetable and a glass of wine for Thanksgiving dinner with get this, home made pumpkin pie. Yes, he made the crust and baked a pie while underway and it was lumpy and bumpy all the while. I thought I could cook underway, puts me to shame, I wouldn't even try some of the stuff he has pulled off. The biggest problem he had was trying to keep the pie crust from being broken up before he could get the filling into it. Did I share with you that he has been baking fresh bread?
OK, so we got into the Cabo before dark, tired and hungry. After projects and a few repairs of things that have broken, we cleaned up with long hot showers and then went to dinner at Edith's, my favorite place down here for that kind of "finer"dining. Today started with a not so early breakfast off the boat at Pancho's restaurant then back to the boat for boat clean up and laundry before walking into a ' more for the locals' part of town for street tacos at Taqueria Los Paisas; I'll tell you Terry they give "Street Tacos" at La Cruz a run for best tacos.
We are staying at the Marina Cabo San Lucas, a pricey kinda place so not one to spend too many days at, I mean I didn't want to buy a slip, just use it for a couple of days!! We will be out of here in the morning to make a passage of about 40 nm over to Los Frailes, an anchorage over on the East Cape of this peninsula. We will BBQ our last three steaks from home there and get some swimming in before heading out on Monday about 160 nm across the Sea of Cortez to Mazatlan on the mainland. Mark & the sea monkey have made their flight home reservation for this coming Friday from Mazatlan so we will stay there for a few days at Marina Mazatlan where we hope to catch up with Mike on "So Inclined" and Lee and Cathy on "Sirocco". That's about it from CSL, except to say that we appologize for goofing up on the blog. We didn't realize your "comments" were not being posted but sent to Marisa's secondary email address to be approved before posting. So, we have corrected that and your comments, which we greatly appreciated once we found them, are now public.