Being back in Boise for the past week has been a little depressing. I'm still thinking about Mexico and Escape. I am waiting patiently until our next adventure which is hopefully in June/July.
02/03/2013, Concepcion Bay
We stayed in San Carlos until Thursday and then headed across the Sea of Cortez to Playa Santispac in Concepcion Bay. We spent the next week enjoying the sun and warmer weather. We took in the movie Django on a big screen across the road from El Burro Cove. It was a great movie and a great experience. We also went to an art fair and spent time with a very nice couple from Canada. They were nice to us and gave us rides to the art show and to Mulege.
After spending a week in Concepcion Bay we left on Sunday and headed up to Punta Chivato. Spent one night there and then on to Isla San Marcos where we stayed two nights. Kelly went snorkeling and speared us some nice trigger and a sea bass which was so tasty.
We then headed to Santa Rosalia and spent 3 nights. We walked the town everyday and enjoyed the famous hot dogs which are wrapped in bacon and fried. Not very healthy but oh so good.
On Friday morning we sailed back across to Baja and put Escape back on the hard. It was a great trip but, as always, way too short.
01/15/2013, Marina San Carlos - C Dock
Leaving Boise on Friday was nice since it was snowing and had been very cold. We arrived in Tucson and Kari met us. But this time we didn't get to have our Sonoran hotdogs. Kelly had broke his IPad and had to get it replaced before we went to Mexico. The Boise Apple Store didn't have one so we had to take a detour and Kari was nice enough to drive us to the Apple store in Tucson. We also got to see Kari's son Eric. He's growing up too fast. After another nice visit Kari and Eric then took us to the Tufesa bus station where we got on the 1:00 a.m. Execuivo bus.
We arrived in Guayams around 7:30 a.m. and grabbed a Taxi to the dry storage. Our boat was waiting for us in the work area. We had scheduled the launch for 11:00 a.m. but at 9:30 we heard the tractor and the bump as they were hooking up the boat. So off we went to launch the boat.
Ok we are in Mexico right? Well the temperatures aren't as we expected them to be. It's in the 60's during the day and down in the 40's at night. Good thing we have a good furnace on board. It's cranked at night and we cuddle under our warm blankets. Hopefully next week it will be back in the 70s and 80s. We can hope right?
We were given a slip on C dock and have been here now for 3 nights. The winds are supposed to be pretty strong today so this will delay our departure to Baja until Thursday. We have been having fun in San Carlos.
We met a really nice couple from AZ. They invited us to lunch on Sunday at their favorite restaurant La Manga Restaurant at a nearby fishing village. The views were amazing and it had been very windy and we were out of the wind, which made it nice and warm. Bill gave us some oranges from his beautiful garden. They were so good. We also got 2 beets. Not my favorite vegetable but we may find some way to make them taste good.
On Monday we decided to hike to the top of Tatakawi Mountain, which is the beautiful mountain that are in pictures taken of the marina. It was quite a hike to the top and not an easy one as I am feeling it today. But the views from the top were spectacular.
We left Boise at 1:00 a.m. on June 6th. After a long drive through the night we stopped for breakfast in Ely, NV and then proceeded to Las Vegas where we spent a few hours walking on the strip and walking through some of the casinos. We then drove to Tucson where we met up with Kari Olson and ate some fabulous Sonoran Hot Dogs at our favorite restaurant.
The next morning we continued on to San Carlos and arrived around 5:30 p.m. Of course the first thing we did was head straight to the boat. It had been broken into in January so we were anxious to see what the damage was. The items we found out that were taken was our stereo, our binoculars, a small handheld compass. These were the initial items that were taken. Later we found we were missing our toiletry bags, our towels, a soft cooler we had on board. I wasn't too upset until I found out they stole my propane curling iron!! GRRRR
We spent a few days in San Carlos getting the boat ready to go. We were invited to our friends Billie and Roger's house for a pizza party. Boy do they know how to throw a good party. They invited this guy who played his guitar and sang some amazing songs. The kids had so much fun.
On Monday morning around 3:40 a.m. we weighed anchor and started our crossing towards Baja. We saw whales, dolphins, sharks and mantas on our crossing. We arrived at Santo Domingo around 4:00 Monday afternoon. We spent two nights here. We brought our new bocce game to the beach and a good time was had.
The second night Kelly began feeling ill. This kept him down for the next few days.
More to come . . .
12 more days and we'll be on our sailboat in beautiful San Carlos Mexico.
Next sail scheduled for June, 2012 with the kids.