Sirocco Sails to Mexico

S/V Sirocco

Who: Lee Pryor and Cathy Sweet,
Port: Oceanside, CA
21 June 2011 | San Diego
20 June 2011 | 145 Miles from San Diego
16 June 2011 | 275 Miles from San Diego
14 June 2011 | 70 Miles South of Turtle Bay
12 June 2011 | Halfway to Bahia Santa Maria
10 June 2011 | San Jose Del Cabo
08 June 2011 | Between La Paz and San Jose Del Cabo
01 June 2011 | La Paz
28 May 2011 | La Paz
25 May 2011 | En route to La Paz
24 May 2011 | Ensenada Grande, Isla Partida
24 May 2011 | Isolotes
24 May 2011 | Nopolo
22 May 2011 | Ballena
22 May 2011 | Timbabiche
22 May 2011 | Agua Verde
14 May 2011 | Honeymoon Cove
14 May 2011
14 May 2011

Mexican Hospitality

24 May 2011 | Nopolo
We decided to anchor in the southern finger of Nopolo which is a very small anchorage with room for maybe 2 boats. As soon as we were set, a fisherman with his two daughters came up in a panga asking if we wanted fish. Since we were well stocked from the day before, we really didn't want any but asked how much it was, especially since it was red snapper. The fisherman (Carlos) kept saying, "regalo, regalo". I had to pull out the Spanish dictionary to translate. It was a gift! He gave us over a kilo of fresh red snapper and refused to take any money. We found a package of M&M's and Lee gave up one of his beloved Snicker's candy bars to give to the girls. They were delighted!

We snorkeled later in the afternoon and found a huge tree underwater about 25 feet behind the boat. It's a good thing we didn't go in any further to anchor or we would have had a terrible time pulliing the anchor back up. But the tree provided nice protection for small fish and we saw lots of different varieties.

Later in the evening Carlos came back out to the boat to see if we needed anything. What a nice man. It looked like it was just 2 families that live in the small bay. They had some kind of power; we could hear music playing but couldn't hear a generator . The only access to their homes is by water, no roads that we could see. Very remote but very beautiful.
Vessel Name: Sirocco
Vessel Make/Model: J Boats J/130
Hailing Port: Oceanside, CA
Crew: Lee Pryor and Cathy Sweet,
Lee and Cathy own Sirocco, a 1994 J/130 they purchased over three years ago and had shipped across the country from Rockport, Maine to Oceanside, California. Lee and Cathy have primarily raced Sirocco but decided to slow down and take some time cruising. [...]
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S/V Sirocco

Who: Lee Pryor and Cathy Sweet,
Port: Oceanside, CA