22 June 2011 | La Ramada Cove
What is 'cruiseimers' you ask - it seems to be what we all suffer from down here. What day is it, where am I, where were we yesterday??? When you don't have a 'regular' schedule it seems much harder to keep the facts of daily life in memory. And when you think about it is it really necessary? As long as you know who you are and which boat is yours, the rest should just fall into place. The important stuff is to keep yourself, your crew and your boat happy and functioning, pay attention to the weather forecasts, have fun and enjoy the people and things that are around you. Why am I writing about this you may wonder - well the truth is that when I write a blog, I like to go back and read the last few that I've written so that I don't repeat myself. And since I don't have internet right now, I can't do that. Soooo I thought I would write about something completely different and that way if I do repeat myself you can roll your eyes and say 'Cruiseimers', and a bad case too! So where are we and where were we yesterday?? I do remember. Actually since we left Coronados, I haven't written a blog so I can safely write about the last 5 days or so. We left Coronados on June 17th and motorsailed our way to San Juanico. This is a place I have been looking forward to seeing as I've heard good things about it and read good things. Well sometimes the reality isn't as good as the expectation. In this case it's totally weather related. The bay itself is quite beautiful. But there is not really any South East protection and guess where the predominant wind is from right now!! We tucked into the most southwest corner of the bay hoping it would keep us out of the wind and the waves. Well it did to an extent, but not near enough. The wind seemed to funnel right through that part of the bay and though it was only blowing about 10 knots on the outside, we were getting gusts to 25. We toughed it out for 3 nights but by then we were plain tired of being blown about at anchor. So we left with our friends on Kashmira, and headed around to see if there was any space in the small bay around the corner out of the SE winds and waves. No luck as there were 7 boats in an anchorage that really fits 3 boats comfortably. So we carried on another 12 miles to a bay called Bahia San Nicolas. We tucked up tight in the corner and got out of the swells and waves but were still in a lot of wind. It did die down later in the day and we we comfortably anchored at last! We spent 2 nights there but I still felt that I wanted to explore La Ramada and San Jaunico some more. So this morning Ian and I upped the anchor and motored back 12 miles to La Ramada and lucky for us there were only 2 boats in it. Now we are 3. We will stay here until Friday and then rejoin Kashmira back at Bahia San Nicolas before we carry on up to Conception Bay. Temperature wise the weather has been fantastic. Not too hot yet. We have been having 85 to 90 degree F. days and the nights have had nice breezes so that you even need to pull on a thin blanket. Unfortunatley we are moving north faster than the warm water. 20 miles south we had 26-27 degree Celsius water and now we have 23 degree Celsius water - although that is still warm, it feels cold after the warmer water we have enjoyed. But it is warming up slowly as we head north.