The Cruise of Mariposa

24 November 2009 | Fondeadero San Carlos, Baja California Norte, Mexico
20 November 2009 | Turtle Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico
19 November 2009 | Bahia Asuncion, Baja California Sur, Mexico
18 November 2009 | Punta Abreojos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
02 November 2009 | Bahia los Frailes, Baja California Sur, Mexico
01 November 2009 | Ensenada de los Muertos, Baja California Sur
30 October 2009 | Playa Pichilingue, Baja California Sur, Mexico
30 October 2009 | La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
16 September 2009 | Puerto Escondido, BCS, Mexico
04 September 2009 | Puerto Escondido, BCS, Mexico
03 September 2009 | Puerto Escondido, BCS, Mexico
31 August 2009 | Puerto Escondido, Baja California Sur, Mexico
31 August 2009 | Puerto Escondido, Baja California Sur, Mexico
09 July 2009 | Puerto Los Gato, Baja California Sur, Mexico
07 July 2009 | San Evaristo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
04 July 2009 | Ensenada Grande, Isla Partida, Baja California Sur, Mexico
30 June 2009 | Southern Baja
22 June 2009 | Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
19 June 2009 | La Ventana, Baja California Sur, Mexico
19 June 2009 | Puerto Ballandra, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Bahia Asuncion

19 November 2009 | Bahia Asuncion, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Eric/Calm, cool and collected
These fifty-mile legs are a lot easier than the 200-mile day and the 140-mile ones we made from Cabo. We left Punta Abreojos in the damp dawn this morning, rounded the point without incident, and proceeded north to this sweet, protected bay. Southbound we stopped long enough to take a hike on the hills above the town and to have lunch and buy a few parched groceries. This time we're trying to take advantage of the fine weather, so we'll just rest the night and head out again in the morning for Turtle Bay.

Today we saw kelp for the first time in a year, and a small whale surfaced right behind the boat, and curious fur seals popped up to have a look at us. Every day we see new varieties of creatures that don't make it south. And every day the air is chillier and we don another item of dress: One day, a sweatshirt; the next, socks. The change of seasons is accelerated when one moves up the latitudes.

A note on equipment: We love our radar. We don't use it every day, but when we're making passages like this and need to enter a bay after dark, it's worth every penny. As we came into Bahia Asuncion, the radar showed us the boats anchored around the bay long before we could see them with our eyes. Even after we were anchored, the lights of the town were so dazzling against the moonless night that we could only gradually pick out the hazards that showed up so evidently by radar.
Comments
Vessel Name: Mariposa
Vessel Make/Model: 1979 Ta Shing Baba 30
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA
Crew: Sarka & Eric
About: Sarka and Eric are on a 12-18 month trip to Mexico and the South Pacific.
Mariposa's Photos - Main
1 Photo | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 14 June 2009
1 Photo | 12 Sub-Albums
Created 14 January 2009
7 Photos
Created 4 January 2009
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Created 22 November 2008
58 Photos
Created 9 November 2008
These are photos from our departure and trip down the California coast
28 Photos
Created 20 October 2008

Who: Sarka & Eric
Port: San Francisco, CA