17 January 2022 | Alacran Anchorage
After enjoying Puerto Don Juan for 10 days we made our first jump south today to a beautiful little spot in Bahia Alacran.
We motored the 9 miles over smooth seas with little wind and sunny skies arriving shortly after 10 this morning.
We won't be going ashore to explore this time -- it was just a stop over to give us a good departure point for a longer passage beginning
early tomorrow morning. We did spend some time here in May of 2010 and swam and snorkeled and visited the Wilderness Camp
onshore. The cute collection of yurt's appear to be unoccupied at this time and the water is too cool for swimming.
Originally we'd planned to go from here to San Francisquito (about 42 miles or 8 to 12 hours) but with a bit of a questionable forecast for
that area later this week we might just take advantage of the good weather we've got along with a pretty full moon to make the longer
(120 miles and 24 -30 hour) jump down to Santa Rosalia, bypassing San Francisquito as we did on the way north. There are just no
anchorages between Santa Rosalia and San Francisquito so that trip is always an overnighter.
So we've spent a comfortable day relaxing and I've been busy preparing our passage foods so that meals will be just a matter of heating
things up without a lot of messy prep work and dirty dishes.
It's Leave Eve!