Sail Pinocchio

Adventures of Two by Sea

20 May 2019
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Isla Carmen

20 May 2019
Susan Micheletti
We spent almost 1 week circumnavigating and anchoring in the bays and coves on Isla Carmen.

Refugio Cove, otherwise known as "V" Cove, was spectacular. Sheer, white rock bluffs surround both sides of the cove. The striated, horizontal layers that uplifted over time reminded me of a cross-section of human flesh, starting with the top layer of epithelial tissue, then adipose tissue, muscle tissue, capillaries, and bone.

The sea caves here were composed of craggy layers and rocky overhangs of greens, reds, yellows and purple, different from the conglomerate rocky caves on the east side of Isla Espiritu Santo.

We spotted a brightly colored parrotfish while snorkeling, among the other usual suspects of fish species we've already seen.

Our next stop at anchor was at Bahia Cobre, also known as Copper Bay. Here we enjoyed the picturesque beauty of the tall, colorful layers of sandstone cliffs. Light hues of green, pinks, and browns came alive at sunset. We did an evening hike from the beach, through the drainage pass, and up to the ridge overlooking the other side of Isla Carmen. The almost-full moon guided our way back to the beach and Pinocchio.

Vessel Name: Pinocchio
Vessel Make/Model: Custom Frers 33
Hailing Port: Woodacre, California
Crew: David Pressley and Susan Micheletti
About: David, Skipper; Susan, First Mate (soon to be skipper...shhh mutiny!)
Pinocchio was built entirely of Spanish cedar in Brazil and launched in 1991. A stout yet light West System cold-molded custom boat built to a German Frers design, with a LOA of 33.5 feet, beam of 11.5 feet and 6’ draft. Pinocchio’s build and history includes many days’ labor of love and [...]
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