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11 March 2012

Thanksgiving in Agua Verde

03 December 2012
Connie, sunny and warm, in the 80's,
Thanksgiving in Agua Verde
This year there were 8 of us for Thanksgiving dinner aboard Sirena in one of the prettiest bays in the Sea of Cortez. It’s named Agua Verde for its beautiful emerald green water. We got to Agua Verde 2 days before our friends. The first night the bay was pretty full with 8 boats anchored there, but by the time our friends arrived the other boats had left and we had the bay almost to ourselves. The day before Thanksgiving we hiked up a “road” (washed out in places, full of piles of rocks, and undriveable) that had a beautiful view overlooking the anchorage and took many pictures. The days are warm (low 80’s) and the nights are cool (high 60’s), just about perfect weather. However the water has also cooled off about 10 degrees from a month ago when it was 85-88 degrees. It’s 76 degrees now but still is refreshing in the middle of the hot day. We’ve gone swimming several times, but I much prefer the warmer water over 80 degrees.

Our friends arrived by noon on Thanksgiving day, then we started planning our meal. Everybody brought part of the meal and we had the usual feast: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, fruit salad, and pumpkin bread. Our party included Paul and Judy on s/v Grace; Andrew, Anne, and Nick on s/v Windsong; and Dana on s/v Gladys. After finishing our feast we cleaned up on Sirena, then we dinghyed over to Grace to have our dessert. Paul and Judy had bought pumpkin and peach pies in Loreto, and they were a delicious end to our Thanksgiving feast.
Vessel Name: Sirena
Vessel Make/Model: Cardinal 46
Hailing Port: Newport Beach, CA
Crew: Ed and Connie Quesada
About: Ed and Connie have been sailing together for over 44 years and have sailed on Sirena for over 22 years. Sirena has been to Mexico many times before. We plan an extended vacation to Mexico for four or more months. Stay tune as we take our time through the warm weather down south.
Extra: Slow cruising through Mexican waters
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Ed and Connie

Who: Ed and Connie Quesada
Port: Newport Beach, CA