New plan for the send off
16 June 2011 | Sweet Pea Cove, San Marcos Island, Baja Mexico
Punta Chivato is a very pretty place. We enjoyed it from a restaurant at the hotel on the point. It was a beautiful place to eat and drink. We spent several hours doing that. They had a dining area that overlooked the water (and the sailboats) with comfy chairs and a large round table to accommodate all the adults. The moon rose full and Dave and Nick had stories to tell and discussions to have. We're low on national news, so we talked "boats".
We woke up in the wee hours of the morning and the boat was rocking and rolling on its anchor. We hung tough, but by breakfast we were ready to finish our business and move on to a smoother anchorage. We went ashore and walked the "shell beach" which is amazing. There is a private airport here and a collection of nice homes. Only a few people are here this time of year. The beach was shells, ankle deep everywhere. Some were quite beautiful. Karen collected a bunch, which worried Larry. But she left them on the beach. Whew. Close call.
We pulled up our anchor and moved north behind San Marcos Island. There is a strong Southeast wind blowing and we are trying to hide from it. We'll have the pork chops with SV Taking Flight here instead of Punta Chivato. It makes little difference to their passage tomorrow. With these strong winds they should make a fast passage so they've postponed their departure until about midnight. That will give them about a noon arrival, with daylight to spare in case the wind dies and they slow down.
There is a new dot on the chart to show where we are anchored. Tomorrow we will probably move to Santa Rosalia. Jake tells us that their hot dogs are really really good.