A dog's view of the Baja11/17/2009
Samantha watches the wild Pacific Baja coastline go by.
Always hold the fish close to the camera11/17/2009
A healthy little Dorado comes aboard enroute to Bahia Santa Maria.
After a surf landing in the little village of San Juanico, we found this little place where Ramona runs a restaurant in her home. We sat at what was the family's living room/dining room table, watched Mexican soap operas and were entertained by her friend Manuel, who was muy buracho in the corner. What a place, and what a great evening 'on the town.'
Scott the gentleman pescador11/17/2009
The first fish of the trip - caught on a salmon lure from the Northwest waters. What the heck, it just felt right when we tossed it behind the boat. A little blue squid, kind of ratty and squinty eyed. Turns out this fish was full of a dozen or so squid about the same shape and size. Who knew?
Fighting the mighty first fish11/17/2009
How many sailors does it take to land a yellowfin?
Marina Puerto Los Cabos11/17/2009
Big day for Liberte today - many boat projects accomplished. We're at Marina Puerto Los Cabos, www.marinapuertoloscabos.com. Extremely helpful staff and management, and a welcome stop along our route. Today Liberte got a proper cleanup inside and out, including a good freshwater boat bath - the Mistress likes that. Thanks to Scott for the spit and shine! The marina has mostly fishing boats, but we've made friends with a couple fellow cruisers, including our next door neighbor, Eric on his Cal 33 'Secret Agent Man.' He's a young guy who is singlehanding down from Seattle, bound for Australia. Great boat name! He came over for dinner and played his carbon fiber guitar. He told us some good stories of his trip down, including catching a small white shark on his fishing tackle, then wondering how the heck to get his favorite lure back. (Eventually the shark shook loose). Other cruisers we met today are Wytie and Sally on 'Reality Check,' an Island Packet 42.