Calou's Blog

Cruising with the crew of CALOU on the Baja Ha-ha and Pacific Puddle Jump

Anchored at Los Burros

28 November 2006
We sailed northward from our last anchorage with a nice broad reach and 12 knots of wind, makng good time to our next stop, a very isolated bay called Los Burros. The bay is surounded by cliffs maybe a thousand feet high on three sides, it's very impressive. We rode the dinghy to the beach which was strewn with rocks and pebbles of all sizes. John, Francois and I amused ourselves by balancing rocks one on top of the other. When we left the beach there was a lineup of several of them along the beach. Some future visitor will likely discover them. I don't think this beach gets many visitors.

During the sail over, at about 12:30 pm, I asked Pascale, "what do you think we'll have for lunch?". Pascale said, "I don't know". We are starting to run low on some of our food supplies. Just as I was contemplating what to make with what little we had, one of the fishing poles went "zinnnnng", and we had a fish on the line. This was a faily large one, we could tell, because it was a lot of work reeling it in. Finally we landed the fish, a tuna weighing perhaps 20 pounds. Pascale filleted it and we put most of it in bags in the refrigerator, but leaving a few pounds for us for lunch.

This I seared quickly, about 10 seconds each side, drizzled with soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and served with wasabi. Pascale's freshly made cole slaw served as the side dish. Delicious!
Vessel Name: Calou
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 47
Hailing Port: The Corinthian Yacht Club, Tiburon, CA
Crew: Bruce, Pascale, Antoine
Extra: Sailing on the 20th Annual Baja Ha-ha, departing mid October 2013 from Tiburon, and continuing to cruise Mexico. This will be our 3rd Haha. In 2011 we sailed the Puddle Jump from Mexico to French Polynesia, then up to Hawaii and back to San Francisco.
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