San Marcos to Santa Rosalia
05 September 2018
Our bee friends were back early today so we headed out for the ten mile motor (a tuna was snagged along the way) to Santa Rosalia – a quaint French built (with a Mexican touch) mining town with approximately 14k residents, no gringo or tourism influence. The Fonatur marina has 20 slips and is a five minute walk to downtown. Lots of restaurants, a Coffee Star coffee shop (yay!) and a big Ley grocery store nearby. We will spend one month here and head out again – parts unknown! We are finally mid-way up the Golfo!
Punta Chivato to Isla San Marcos (Sweet Pea Cove)
04 September 2018
Easy 12 mile motor with a Cero Mackerel caught along the way! Isla San Marcos has approximately 600 residents that work in the gypsum mining industry located on the southern tip of the island. The afternoon was spent below as DreamCatcher was once again a watering station for the bees. We anchored upwind (away from the gypsum dust) in the northwestern anchorage and enjoyed a beautiful, starry night watching the last two episodes of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and eating rosemary popcorn on the bow. Blessed!
Bahia Santo Domingo to Punta Chivato (Ensenada El Muerto)
03 September 2018
Easy 15 mile trip (12 under sail) with a score of a grouper for the great silver hunter! Fish on! We are on Lesson five “The Fine Print” of the “Follow” sermon series with Andy Stanley – overwhelming faith honors God, overwhelming faith frees us to love.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear…
Caleta San Juanico to Bahia Santo Domingo
02 September 2018
50 miles (15 sailing) today to the entry of Bahia Concepcion. Photo is of fishing camp at entry near anchorage.
Isla Coronados to Caleta San Juanico
01 September 2018
August 31 – September 1, 2018 17 mile passage, 12 under sail – yay!! On the way another close sighting of a fin whale with a large pod of 200-300 dolphins feeding nearby. Big anchorage – 1.5 miles wide, with a deep bay with five anchorages. Beautiful rocky beaches with lots of shells and gorgeous cliffs that drop into the water. Will definitely return for more exploration in the winter! Can you see DreamCatcher in the background??
Puerto Escondido to Isla Coronados
30 August 2018
Easy 20 mile motor, no wind. Another whale sighting, small mahi mahi caught and released on the way. Beautiful sunset anchorage!
Psalm 50:1 The mighty one, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets.
Honeymoon Cove to Puerto Escondido
29 August 2018
August 27 - 29, 2018 We spent three days here on a mooring ball in the Ellipse anchorage – caught up on wifi, ice cream, laundry and pizza! Rented a car and drove into Loreto for groceries – found a great coffee shop too! Off season for cruisers – only one other boat with live aboards – no wait in the laundry room! Photo is overview of Puerto Escondido – credit to Marina Puerto Escondido.
Agua Verde to Honeymoon Cove
27 August 2018
August 25 - 27, 2018 This is our first time to Honeymoon Cove – it’s a small anchorage directly across from Puerto Escondido with room for 4 – 5 boats. The last few days have become humid – now it’s really HOT! No wonder we have the anchorages to ourselves. There was one other boat here the first night (Lynn and John, m/v Blessed). We can see thunderstorms over land, but they aren’t moving over water – a tropical downpour would be much appreciated! We did have a few hundred guests in the form of bees – they are looking for fresh water and we had to retreat to the cabin for a few hours to let them get their fill!
Puerto Los Gatos to Agua Verde
24 August 2018
The great silver hunter scores a mahi mahi! Perfect size for the sole fish eater on board.
Isla San Francisco to Puerto Los Gatos
22 August 2018
We had pleasant 6-9 knot winds with no seas for the entire 24 mile sail – yay! Once again we have the anchorage to ourselves. We kayaked the entire coastline of the bay – just beautiful!