When will I learn?03/15/2012, Cabo - not Hawaii
We hardly had any wind as we departed from La Paz so each day we stopped our 'motoring' to see if the next day would bring more wind. Even here in rocky/rolly Cabo roadstead, there isn't much wind but we WILL leave tomorrow. We have fresh gribs and the weather is still favorable so here we go. Now you can plan 14 days from 3/15 instead of 3/11!
The three amigos depart for HawaiiA good day to set sail
03/10/2012, La Paz to Oahu
Today is the day! La Paz has a huge current running through the channel, which is now ebbing. We picked up our laundry, made one more food and water run and are ready to depart. FYI-laundry at the La Paz Marina is just over $4.00 - 50 pesos to have the laundry lady wash, dry and fold a load of clothes. We plan to move to Los Lobos, a quiet nearby bay with NO current so we can finish cleaning the bottom, use my kayak one more time then set sail for Hawaii tomorrow morning. Celestial can easily make 200 miles a day so we're planning right around 14 days at sea. Now to remember to stow all the items that will fly once we begin to heel.
CarnivalBack to the windy city!
02/25/2012, La Paz
We were determined to NOT be here for a week of music every night until 4-5am! But we did come back for the last night of Carnival (2/21) and we're glad we did. Cruiser friends Nancy, Ethan and Zada let us tag along with them since they 'knew the score'. They bought eggs with confetti in them but you could NOT toss them at the lovely ladies and handsome men - only at the trucks or the little boys who were trying to catch them or smash them on your neighbor! I'm still picking up confetti that came back to 'Celestial'. I did get a feathered Carnival party mask to remember the event with. More pictures are on facebook.
Great sail back to La Paznot as windy as we expected
02/25/2012, Caleta San Juanico to La Paz
By Feb. 12th, we were in Caleta San Juanico. It is known for the cruisers tree, where people use whatever they want to post their boat name, crew names of what have you on a tree on shore. We used an old CD and put our boat card on it with the dates of our major trips. We saw it in our great cruiser's guide Sea of Cortez by 'Shawn and Heather'. Again there were great hikes across to another bay and looking for treasures on shore. This would be as far north as we would get this trip, 150 miles from La Paz. We did 375 miles for the month. We started back down south and the highlight was surfing on north winds. Our one day was 70 miles, hand steering due to auto pilot failure but fun to be out there. At one of our last stops, we were at low tide and could collect rock scallops by just walking around in 2 feet of water! That was a great meal!
More Sea of Cortez02/25/2012, Ballandra Bay on Isla Carmen
- So our next stop was Ballandra Bay on Isla Carmen. This picture shows the bad weather over on the coast. Bahia of Conception ended up w/2.5 inches of rain! The next day, we got internet from anchoring on the roadstead of Loreto. This is open ocean but if the weather is 'ok', the anchorage isn't bad. We were the only ones there. We took the dinghy to town on our 2nd stop but it wasn't as nice as when Dale of 'Free Spirit' drove us the 14 miles from Puerto Escondido into Loreto and we sat at a restaurant and used free internet. Thanks again Dale for doing that.
Sea of CortezIts a good protected harbor
02/05/2012, Pt Escondido
So our list of islands/ports so far: Isla Partida to Isla San Fran to San Evaristo to Puerto Los Gatos to Bahia Agua Verde to Puerto Escondito and road trip to Loreto.
Sail with Celestial's Tripp
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